Taste of Chicago Draws Record Crowds, Mayor’s Office Says | NBC …

Sunday is a final night of a Taste of Chicago, and a mayor’s bureau says that a record series of people attending a festivities.

According to a press release, an estimated 1.6 million people attended a five-day festival, a record given a eventuality changed to a five-day format in 2012.

“The Taste of Chicago has been a summer tack and 2017’s book positively didn’t disappoint, putting Chicago’s tellurian repute as a culinary and informative collateral on full arrangement all weekend,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel pronounced in a statement.

66 restaurants and food trucks were represented during a annual festival, featuring over 200 opposite menu items. On Saturday, a festival drew $1.9 million in sales, a many it has racked adult in a singular day given a 2009 Taste.

Not usually was a festival a success from a appearance and assemblage perspective, though also from a reserve viewpoint as well. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications says that there were no vital issues during a festival this year, even as balmy continue stirred aloft assemblage figures. 

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