“It is with great pride that I extend an invitation to my constituents–along with the entire city of Chicago–to attend Chicago’s first ever Taste of Latin America Food, Wine & Arts Festival,” announced 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado. “Save the last weekend in August for this unique festival along the 3600 and 3700 blocks of West Armitage.”
The Taste of Latin America will also inaugurate the future Latin American Restaurant and Entertainment District.
Plans are currently underway to transform a portion of West Armitage Avenue into an area that will feature top quality Latin American restaurants, art and live entertainment. “My office is spearheading this project and its flagship event, the Taste of Latin America,” explained Maldonado, “so residents and tourists can explore the varied Latin American culinary and cultural experience in an area that will become as renowned as Chinatown and Greektown.”
“As the Latino population rapidly grows in Chicago, so does the thrilling array of Latin American restaurants. Clearly, the time is now to capture and showcase this growing phenomenon of Latin American culture for people throughout the City of Chicago and beyond to enjoy,” said Maldonado.
[photos from Roberto Maldonado]