Food is fun. Food is universal. And, it brings friends and family together, so be sure not to miss the pop-up museum in Chicago called Foodseum that celebrates all the things we love about food. And, while in Chicago why not cool off what a refreshing adult snow cone!

Love food, then you have to check out Chicago’s first Food Museum: Foodseum. This three month pop-up museum will open in the heart of the city’s Loop at 108 N. State St. in mid-September. The first exhibit, “The Hot Dog and Encased Meat of the World” will feature interactive exhibits that stimulates the senses.

Embrace the moment on this adventure through smell, touch and taste as you explore Chicago’s famous food – the hot dog, and other encased meats. Plus, this museum invite’s you to let go and dig-in to the samples available.

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Creative and imaginative, Foodseum will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through mid-December, and in the future will be located at a permanent location. “Food is such an important part of each of our lives,” said Kyle Joseph, executive director of Foodseum. “Foodseum will provide visitors a fun and interactive window into what’s behind it all. Our exhibits will give visitors a taste of the positive impact an interactive food museum can have and how they can be a part of it. We’re looking forward to building a community that supports a permanent Foodseum in Chicago.”

What Else To Eat In Chi-Town

Enjoy A Twist On Traditional Snow Cones

While Chicago is famous for hot dogs, they’re also known for their shaved ice cocktails. These aren’t your childhood snowcones. Among the chilly treats is the Sporting Julep Cone that is made with bourbon, Branca Menta, Letherbee Besk and mint, and can be found at the Humboldt Park neighborhood tavern, Sportsmans Club.

Cochon Volant that is located in the base of the Hyatt Centric Loop Hotel is a new French bistro that features a Daily Shave cocktail. They use a Japanese ice shaving machine, and the Daily Shave cocktail is manually prepared using a block of ice and some good ol’ elbow grease.

There’s also the California Clipper in Humboldt Park that serves up a tiki-inspired shaved ice cocktail called the Pago Pago that’s great for a summer evening. Pair it with some live music set against the red-lit ambiance of the bar and you’ll be feeling cool in no time.

How about a tour of the CH Distillery and Cocktail Bar? While you’re there sample one of their Boozy Limoncello snow cones. It’s crafted from their locally, hand-made limoncello.

Food Is Celebrated At Chicago Gourmet

Near the end of September in Millennium Park is the annual Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appétit. The festival honors the creative vision of the chefs, master sommeliers, and wine, spirit, and beer-makers, and offers plenty of tasty and original food to sample!

Will you visit Chicago’s Foodseum?


With a passion for travel and creativity, Journalist and Photographer, Melody Schubert let’s her imagination guide her as she explores the world. For her, everyday is an opportunity to embrace something new, and explore intriguing and overlooked destinations that express the heart of a region, and share these discoveries with readers of Travel Freak. She is also Editorial Executive for USA Travel Magazine - http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/ where she shares more of travel interests.

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