As much as I love going downtown for the annual Taste of Chicago i’m just not sure if it’s worth it this year to endure the crowds when the taste of Lincolnshire is happening this weekend right here in Lake County. This seems like the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends and family after work to enjoy a drink and sample dishes from local favorite restaurants. Some restaurant vendors this year include: Egg Harbor Cafe, El Barrio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Luke’s of Mundelein, Eddie Merlot’s, Philly G’s, Smokin T’s and many more. Besides tasting samples from some of my favorite restaurants I look forward to discovering new places to eat out. What better way to discover new potential dining options then getting a “taste” of the menu first. With friends from out of town visiting this weekend this is the perfect opportunity to give them a “taste” of a variety of restaurants in the area instead of sticking to just one.
In addition to all the dining options there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The Juke Box Band will kick off the celebration on Friday night at 5:30, followed by the Downhome Sophisticates. Entertainment of Saturday will include a bag tournament, cooking demo, wine tasting, and of course live music. To keep the kids busy there will be a bounce house, face painting and a clown show. Every year the celebration seems to grown bigger and bigger. With a packed entertainment schedule and so many excellent restaurants to choose from this Taste of Lincolnshire is sure to be the best yet!