Tickets on sale for Barrington Area TasteFest

Tickets are now on sale for one of the most popular tasting events in the region.

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 16th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at The Onion Pub & Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington.

The annual event showcases samples from some of the finest purveyors of food and spirits in the Barrington Area.

Tickets to TasteFest are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and include a night of complimentary sampling from area restaurants, microbrewers, wineries and distillers. The first 400 guests receive a collectible TasteFest glass at the door. The evening also includes business vendors and live music from the Amy Yassinger Jazz Ensemble.

A popular highlight of the evening is the Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. money machine, where guests can step in to grab some fast cash. Guests will also get a chance to cast their vote for the Great Taste Awards for Best Taste, Best Entree, Best Spirit and Best Dessert.

Some of this year's tasting vendors include: Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Brunch Café, Ciao Baby!, Clarke's Bakery & Deli, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Flesk Brewing Co., Francesca's Famiglia, Garfield's Beverage Warehouse, Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria and Pub, McAlister's Deli, McGonigal's Pub, Moretti's-Barrington, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Onion Pub & Brewery, Pinstripes, Poke Burrito-Deer Park, Remember Charlotte's Pizza, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Super G's Cheesesteaks, Shark Bait Co D.B.A. Tiburon Rum, Vin Chicago, Zin GastroPub and more.

To purchase your ticket for TasteFest and save $5, visit the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce website at or call (847) 381-2525.

The Great Barrington Area TasteFest is sponsored by Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.

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