Taste of Park Ridge

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  • Food & Beverage
Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • About

    The Taste of Park Ridge was founded by the late Harry O?Brien (former Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director), Dave Iglow, owner of Pine?s Menswear of Park Ridge (in his capacity as Chamber Retail Committee chairman), and noted Park Ridge restaurateur and businessman Dean Patras in 2000. It had evolved from the earlier ?Taste of Uptown?, established by then Uptown Business Association president Barbara Scharringhausen and Dean Patras. The idea (in 2000), was to enhance the traditional Summer Sidewalk Sale. Three years later, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Executive Director Richard Brayer, in partnership with the City of Park Ridge hired a professional event planner to coordinate the Taste. While