Taste of River North


Friday, July 28, 2023 | 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 11am to 10pm
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This annual foodie fest gives discerning palates and weary art shoppers a gratifying taste of the best of everything trendy River North has to offer – and in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. Hosted by River North Residents Association, ToRN reflects the extraordinary characteristics of its neighborhood: spectacular food and world-class art and design with a conscious eye on the environment.
Revelers will enjoy two days of great River North restaurants, artists, local merchants, and a family fun area – along with some of Chicago’s most impressive river and architectural views while Chicago’s best party bands rock the place.

5:00pm – House Music
6:00pm – Big Suit (Talking Heads Tribute)
8:00pm – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

11:30am – School of Rock
1:00pm – IPOP
3:30pm – Hello Weekend
6:00pm – Simply Elton
8:30pm – Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella

Lure Fishbar: Lure Fishbar is a seafood restaurant offering not only the freshest fish selections from around the world but also a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and a world class sushi program.

Moe’s Cantina: Your ultimate destination for an authentic taste of Mexican food and drink in Chicago. With two locations: River North and Wrigleyville, their restaurants offer the perfect blend of classic Windy City charm and modern dining and nightlife. Their River North location is perfect for happy hour, dinner and a night out, or hosting unforgettable events. Their Wrigleyville location boasts a stunning rooftop bar and is a must-visit for Cubs baseball fans and tourists.

Tree House Chicago: Tree House Chicago serves uniquely crafted pizzas and Italian-inspired bar classics. Whether you’re a classic Neapolitan fan or cheesy Detroit-style Pizza lover, Tree House has something for everyone. Vibrant seasonal cocktails, bottomless mimosas and a stellar beer lineup make for a damn good time. 

Chick-fil-A: As a family-owned business, the Cathy family has been working together for 70 years. Just as Truett Cathy built Chick-fil-A alongside his wife and children, today several second and third generation Cathy family members are carrying on that tradition, while others pursue talents in other fields. Working in a variety of different capacities, from staff headquartered at the Chick-fil-A Support Center to serving local communities as restaurant Operators, they’re coast-to-coast helping people “Eat Mor Chikin®.

Hubbard Inn: A fixture on Hubbard Street for almost a decade, Hubbard Inn is now reopened after months of renovations. Guests will enjoy an evolving cocktail experience along with artistic presentations of contemporary fare as they move throughout the multi-leveled venue.

Fogo de Chao: The founders of Fogo de Chão grew up on a traditional Southern Brazilian farm in the Serra Gaucha. It is here that they learned to cook in the churrasco grilling tradition that would become the backbone of their restaurants.

Ground Up Coffee: They’re a cup above their competition when it comes to your morning (or anytime!) pick-me-up.  They source amazing beans and roast here in Chicago for an optimal taste and experience.  Plus, pair it with their delicious homemade bites and you have a winning combo!

Pistores Pizza & Pastry: The name “Pistores” holds great significance to our owners Andrea and Joel Reno. In medieval times, the latin word “Pistor” was given to the person who would make and bake dough for the town. There was a clear distinction made between a “Fornari,” who would solely bake bread, and “Pistores,” who were the sole makers and bakers of both dough and sweet dough in 1200’s Paris. With time and creativity, the profession grew and the term “Pistor” was replaced with “Patissier” to designate a pastry chef, and “Boulangerie” to describe a bread maker.

Join us for Wines on Wells — a mini wine tasting featuring some of the world’s finest wines.


Tasting details:
Fee: $20
Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 6pm to 9pm

Tickets are limited to 400 participants. You do not have to show up at exactly 6pm — feel free to come at your leisure. The tasting should take about an hour.




While registration is closed, come out and support your neighbors for this amazing pet parade!  We’ll be judging in the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Large Breed
  • Best Small Breed
  • Best Costume

Special thanks for Kriser’s Natural Pet & Companion Animal Hospital for providing the grand prize and dog participation bags!

The mission of the River North Residents Association is to:

  • Protect and enhance the quality of life in River North
  • Encourage strong collaboration and communication between residents, businesses and government officials
  • Promote responsible real estate development and land use
  • Advocate for infrastructure improvements that contribute to long term value
  • Contribute to a safer neighborhood and a healthy, sustainable environment
  • Support positive community development and the creation of opportunities for disadvantaged Chicagoans

The River North Residents Association is a tax-exempt, non-profit, volunteer-led neighborhood advocacy organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.


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