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4th Annual Taste of Bolingbrook

Published in Trib Local – Bolingbrook
By Donna Scherner
May 05, 2012

ack by popular demand, the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the ever popular Taste of Bolingbrook to return to the beautiful grounds behind Bolingbrook’s Town Center at 375 W. Briarcliff Rd. in Bolingbrook.

The 4th Annual Taste of Bolingbrook will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from noon until 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, 2012 from noon until 8 p.m.

“This year’s Taste of Bolingbrook event will bring new restaurants and even better lineup of entertainment”, said Mike Evans, President & CEO of Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce. “Over a dozen local restaurants are participating this year along with several area businesses, a complete family activity zone, and best of all the entire event is free to attend.”

Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant is the presenting sponsor and will provide a variety of their acclaimed craft beers and beverages at the event. Several of the favorites from last year will be returning along with some new restaurants to the community. The line-up at time of printing includes:
 Andy’s Frozen Custard
 Nancy’s Pizza
 Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill
 bd’s Mongolian Grill
 Bolingbrook Golf Club
 Fatty Magoo’s
 McQ’s Grill (new restaurant inside Bolingbrook Sports Dome)
 Lynden’s Coffee Express
 Jersey Mike’s
 Gelato Forte
 Fire it Up
 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
 Bolingbrook Rotary Club’s “King of Mac N Cheese”
 Ted’s Montana Grill

“I think one of my favorite things this year is our chance to highlight the ‘King of Mac N Cheese’ that was crowned at the Bolingbrook Rotary Club’s Mac N Cheese cook-off event earlier in the spring” said Evans. “It just shows how well this entire community works together”.

A complete family activity zone is being sponsored by Rentals Unlimited, Fountaindale Public Library and Party Hoppers. Activities will include a bounce house, obstacle course, climbing wall, and much more. A schedule of activities along with the entertainment for the stage is listed below:

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Family Area
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jump Zone
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kiwanis Builders Club
1 p.m – 9 p.m. Library Bookmobile
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Puppet Show
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Puppet Show

Stage Area
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dance Force
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. DJ
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. OMT Band
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pipe Dream

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Family Area
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Park District Climbing Wall & Train
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kiwanis Builders Club
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Traveling World of Repiles Show
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Puppet Show

Stage Area
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Bolingbrook H.S. Jazz Band
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. School of Rock (Band)
3:00 – 4:00 PM Plainfield Cheerleading Group
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ragtops (Band)

Finally, also new for the Taste of Bolingbrook this year is the StayCation Raffle. The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to beautiful Bolingbrook. “That’s right, we don’t believe you have to go very far anymore to enjoy time with your family and friends” explained Evans. The package will include a weekend stay at the aloft Hotel, all your meals, shopping, movie tickets, water park passes, spa treatments, and more! Total prize value is near $2,000.

To enter the contest you have to pick up an entry form from one of the participating restaurants and turn it in at the Taste of Bolingbrook. Winner need not be present at the time of the drawing, but must be present to enter the contest.

The event is free to attend and open to the public, including free parking. For more information, visit or call (630) 226-8420.