Taste of Chicago Ends on Heavy Note

Chicagoans consumed 249,000 slices of cheescake & 165,000 lbs of turkey legs
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2007 6:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – The ten day long Taste of Chicago held in Grant Park closed yesterday following a sweltering day in the Windy City.  Headline making temperatures did not stop hardy Chicagoans from eating their way through 127,360 ears of corn, 175,000 servings of ice cream and a paltry 75,000 burgers.

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Attendance tied the record for the ten day event at 3.6 million.  All left over food at the end of the event was collected by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and distribute to the needy. (Read more obesity stories.)

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