Taste Up, Taste Down
- The scaled-back Taste of Chicago wraps up Sunday, and the question many people are asking is whether the changes in the festival have made the experience more enjoyable or less.
After losing money for three years Taste of Chicago was moved to after Independence Day and shortened from ten days to five.
According to figures provided to vendors, sales were down 100,000 tickets on Wednesday compared to the Wednesday of last year's festival.
But Thursday saw an increase of 150,000 tickets over the Thursday of Taste 2011.
Apples and oranges as the Wednesday and Thursday they are comparing last year led into a four day weekend for the 4th. But a swing of a quarter million tickets is pointless without a baseline to compare it to.