The Taste of Chicago starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday at Grant Park.
This year’s event offers 64 total restaurants and 16 food trucks.
But all that comes at a new higher price.
Twelve food and drink tickets will cost you $8.50. That’s 50 cents more than last year but admission is still free.
Concerts at the Taste are free to the public, but reserved seating starts at $18.
Petrillo Music Shell Concerts:
July 9 – AWOLNATION and Saints of Valroy
July 10 – Janelle Monáe and Gary Clark Jr.
July 11 – Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Parker Millsap
July 12 – Jeff Tweedy and Lucinda Williams
July 13 – Aloe Blacc and The Wailers
Reserved seating starts at $18 and the lawn is FREE. More information: TasteofChicago.us
- Abbey Pub & Restaurant
- Bacino’s of LIncoln Park
- Beat Kitchen
- Billy Goat Inn
- BJ’s Market & Bakery
- Bobak Sausage Co.
- Caffe Gelato
- Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
- Chicago’s Dog House
- Churro Factory
- Connie’s Pizza
- Eli’s Cheesecake
- Franco’s Ristorante
- Gold Coast Dogs
- Kasia’s Deli
- Lawrence’s Fisheries
- Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
- M Burger
- Manny’s Coffee Shop
- Oak Street Beach Cafe
- O’Brien’s Restaurant
- Original Rainbow Cone
- Pazzo’s Cucina Italiana
- Ricobene’s on 26th St.
- Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
- Star of Siam
- The Fudge Pot
- The Noodle Vietnamese
- The Savoy
- The Smoke Daddy
- Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant
Wednesday, July 9 – Jin Ju, Mayal Sol Latin Grill, Brasserie by LM and Restaurant Veneno de Naya
Thursday, July 10 – Jin Ju, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Brasserie by LM and Punky’s Pizza and Pasta
Friday, July 11 – Riva, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Kamehachi and Punky’s Pizza and Pasta
Saturday, July 12 – Taco Join, Sol de Mexico, Kamehachi, Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
Wednesday July 9
South Columbus, near the Bud Light Stage: Bridgeport Pasty, Cheesie’s, Gino’s Steaks Truck, Pork Chop, Taquero Fusion, Ms Tittle’s Cupcakes and Windy City Patty Wagon.
Butler Field at the Petrillo Music Shell: Giordano’s, The Fat Shallot and Starfruit Cafe.
Thursday July 10
South Columbus, near the Bud Light Stage: Bridgeport Pasty, Cheesie’s, Chicago Cupcake, Chicago Lunchbox, Gino’s Steaks Truck, Jerk and Windy City Patty Wagon.
Butler Field at the Petrillo Music Shell: Bombay Wraps, The Fat Shallot and Starfruit Cafe.
Friday, July 11
South Columbus, near the Bud Light Stage: Beavers Coffee and Donuts, Bridgeport Pasty, Chicago Lunchbox, Harold’s Chicken, Jerk and The Fat Shallot.
Butler Field at the Petrillo Music Shell: Cheesie’s, Giordano’s, Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes and Pork Chop.
Saturday July 12
South Columbus, near the Bud Light Stage: Beavers Coffee and Donuts, Bombay Wraps, Chicago Cupcake, Gino’s Steaks Truck, Harold’s Chicken, Pork Chop and Taquero Fushion.
Butler Field at the Petrillo Music Shell: Giordano’s, Jerk, Pork Chop and Starfruit Cafe.
Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour 3 to 4-course dinners on Buckingham Fountain Plaza
July 9 – Chef Art Smith, TABLE fifty-two and LYFE Kitchen
July 10 – Chef Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia – Fear no Art’s The Dinner Party hosted by Elysabeth Alfano and featuring actor George Wendt and others.
July 11 – Chef Paul Virant, Vie and Perennial Virant
July 12 – Chef Erling Wu-Bower and Chef Amanda Rockman, Nico Osteria
July 13 – Chef Matthias Merges, A10, Billy Sunday and Yusho
Tickets for the dinners are $45 at TasteofChicago.us. The chefs will also give a FREE demonstration at In the Kitchen with Mariano’s pavilion the day of their dinners.