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Food Festival Logan Square

When: Sunday, October 4th

Where: Palmer Square (2200 N Kedzie Ave)

Tickets: $45 - available at:

The Taste Talks All-Star BBQ is back featuring over twenty top chefs from across the country and around the world. On Sunday, October 4th, food enthusiasts will flock to Palmer Square for a full day of culinary indulgence featuring original BBQ creations from some of the best chefs around.

Featured chefs include: Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality, Chicago), Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver (St. JOHN, London), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl LA, Los Angeles), Sarah Grueneberg (Monteverde *opening soon*, Chicago), Abe Conlon (Fat Rice, Chicago), Tony Quartaro (Formentos, Chicago), Chris Constantino (Offal Good, San Francisco), Matt Danko (Sink I Swim, Chicago), Rick Gresh (Virgin Hotels, Chicago), Matthias Merges (A10, Billy Sunday, Yusho, Chicago), Nicole Pederson (Found Kitchen, Evanston), Rob Leavitt (The Butcher & Larder and Local Foods, Chicago) and Paul McGee (Land and Sea Dept, Chicago).

The All-Star BBQ is part of Taste Talks, the innovative and experiential food and drink festival that attracted over 2,000 food enthusiasts last year. From Friday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 4th, the event will feature symposiums, talks, the All-Star BBQ, and exclusive dinners and parties with some of the nation’s top chefs and food thought leaders. Curated by local Chicagoan and James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Kahan, this year he teams up with fellow James Beard Award winner, author and Michelin Star recipient April Bloomfield, chef/owner of some of New York City’s top restaurants including The Spotted Pig. To round out the group of culinary masters, Chef Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gulliver of St. JOHN Bar & Restaurant in London and numerous “nose to tail” cookbooks head to Chicago to celebrate one thing: food.

All events are ticketed and available only in advance. Available at:

All-Star BBQ – $45

Conference Pass – $100 (only Saturday conference)

Food Enthusiast – $170 (Saturday conference & Sunday BBQ)

Kitchen Sink – $495 (includes Mother of Pearl Dinner–Friday, Conference & VIP Cocktail Hour–Saturday & BBQ & After-Party–Sunday)


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