Hop, skip and jump to the Hamburger Hop September 23 and the Tao of Tacos September 24 at the Harris Theater Rooftop, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Hamburger Hop is a burger showdown featuring top chefs from Chicago! And if that’s not enough, enjoy premium wines and spirits, and gourmet food samplings from some of Chicago’s most beloved restaurants! The Tao of Tacos will offer taco creations from twelve chefs, along with Cazadores Tequila cocktails and Lagunitas Beer.
The lineup of speakers and presenters is incredible: Yvon Ros of the James Beard Foundation; Tim Wilden of Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen; sommelier Alpina Singh; mixologist Natalia Cardena; and many more.
Chefs: Tanya Baker of The Boarding House; Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo; Sandy Chen of Koi Fine Asian Cuisine and Lounge; Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice; Hector Marcial of Jellyfish; Eddie Nero of Big Ed’s BBQ; Trinidad Paez of Gaylord Fine Indian Cusine; and many more.
Judges: Jeff Mauro of Pork and Mindy’s; Dino Tsaknis of David Burke’s Primehouse; Lin Brehmer of WXRT Radio; David Lissner of Dining Chicago; and Morgan Olsen, Eat & Drink Editor of Redeye.
The Harris Theater Rooftop is located at 203 East Randolph Street, directly north of Millennium Park in Chicago. For tickets to each of those events and more information, go online to http://www.chicagogourmet.org/.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a stone’s throw from the Hamburger Hop and the Tao of Tacos, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.