Here’s a new event. Taste the Town, created by the inventive folks at Takeout 25, is being reshaped as an in-person, outdoor food and arts event. Again, some new-normal COVID thinking here.

Started to support restaurants during the depths of the first COVID surge, Takeout 25 has expanded to include communities surrounding Oak Park and aims to provide constant support for local eateries and the foodies who love them.

This ticketed event will be June 26 in the outdoor patio at FitzGerald’s on Roosevelt Road. Beyond tasting bites from several local restaurants, the event adds live music, art, links to local tourism spots, and as always, a philanthropic bent with a portion of the proceeds going to Beyond Hunger. 

There are only 250 tickets available at There will be pickup-only options as well.

We’ll take this version of a new normal any day.

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