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It's never too early to get excited about the Taste of Chicago (or miffed, depending on how you look at the city's decision to ban suburban food vendors, including longtime fave Aunt Diana's of frozen chocolate-covered banana fame).
Today through Thursday, take in deals at more than 40 restaurants that will be participating in the Taste. It's the 30th anniversary of the food fest, so specials are all hinged to the year 1980 or the number 30 in some form -- $19.80 prix fixe menus, 30 percent off, etc. Think of it as Restaurant Week -- or weeks, since we can't seem to stick to just one week -- all over again.
Some of the deals are kind of eh -- a dozen free pierogies, a $3 value, with a $30 purchase at Kasia's Deli doesn't exactly scream celebration -- but we're loving Robinson's #1 Ribs' offering, a half slab of ribs, cole slaw, a roll and fries or beans for the 1980s price of six bucks!
Check out all the specials, and print the coupon, which you'll need when you order, at tasteofchicago.us.