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Taste of Chicago 2013

The 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago is July 10-14 in Grant Park.

Taste of Chicago hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wed. – Fri.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat. and Sunday

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Chicago announced the lineup of food trucks today for each night of concerts at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

Fourteen food trucks will participate at the concerts, which take place between July 10 and 14.

There will be up to seven food trucks each evening.

“Taste of Chicago was created to showcase the city’s culinary scene and food trucks are now a vibrant part of that scene,” Emanuel said in a statement. “It’s only natural that the trucks join in on the premier food event of summer. We are excited that Taste continues to evolve.”

The concert and food truck schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 10 (fun.)

Bombay Wraps, Taquero Fusion, Giordano’s, The Fat Shallot, The Jerk, Royal Cupcakes and Bakes, Beavers Coffee and Donuts

Thursday, July 11 (Robin Thicke)

Taquero Fusion,Giordano’s, Pork Chop, The Fat Shallot, Cheesies, Royal Cupcakes and Bakes, Beavers Coffee and Donuts

Friday, July 12, (Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters)

Bombay Wraps, The Salsa Truck, JB Alberto Pizza, Pork Chop, The Jerk, Chicago Cupcake, Ice Cubed

Saturday, July 13 (Jill Scott)

Bombay Wraps, The Salsa Truck, JB Alberto Pizza. Pork Chop, Cheesies, Chicago Cupcake, Ice Cubed

Sunday, July 14 (Neon Trees)

Taquero Fusion, JB Alberto Pizza, The Fat Shallot, The Jerk, Chicago Cupcake, Ice Cubed

The Taste of Chicago isn’t taking place until later this summer.

But, the city announced all restaurants taking part in this year’s food fest.

Longtime favorites like Lou Malnati’s will be there.

New additions will include:  Bombay Spice grill and Wine, which features healthy Indian fare, and southern inspired Wishbone restaurant.

Beat Kitchen and Caffee Gelato also return as five-day participants.

All ‘Taste Of’ bite size portions will be $2.50 cents or less.

The full list of restaurants include:

-Abbey Pub & Restaurant

3420 W. Grace St.

-Bacino’s of Lincoln Park

2204 N. Lincoln Ave.

-Beat Kitchen

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

-Billy Goat Inn

1535 W. Madison St.

-BJ’s Market & Bakery

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

-Bobak Sausage Co.

725 S. Archer Ave.

-Bombay Spice Grill & Wine

450 N. Clark St.

-Caffe Gelato

2034 W. Division St.

-Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

300 W. 26th St.

-Churro Factory

3755 W. Armitage St.

-Connie’s Pizza

2371 S. Archer Ave.

-Cubby Bear Lounge, Ltd.

1059 W. Addison St.


Chicagoland Locations

-Eli’s Cheesecake

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

-Flip Crepes

131 N. Clinton. St., Suite 12

-Franco’s Ristorante

300 W. 31st St.

-The Fudge Pot

1532 N. Wells St.

-Gold Coast Dogs

225 S. Canal St.


4623 N. Broadway St.

-Kasia’s Deli

2101 W. Chicago Ave.

-Lao Ma La Chinese Restaurant

2017 S. Wells St.

-Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

805 S. State St.

-The Noodle Vietnamese

2336 S. Wentworth Ave.

-Oak Street Beach Café

5700 S. Cicero Ave.

-O’Briens Restaurant

1528 N. Wells St.

-Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S. Western Ave.

-Pazzo’s Cucina Italiana

23 E. Jackson St.

-Ricobene’s on 26th St.

252 W. 26th St.

-Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

201 N. Clark St.

-The Smoke Daddy

1804 W. Division St.

-Star of Siam

11 E. Illinois St.


1014 W. Taylor St.

-Tutto Italiano

501 S. Wells St.

-Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant

6232 N. Broadway St.

-Wishbone Restaurant

1001 W. Washington Blvd.


Tickets for the Taste of Chicago go on sale Wednesday.

The 33rd annual event will take place July 10 through the 14th.

The seats at the Petrillo Music Shell are $25, and will feature artists such as Fun., Delta Spirit, Jill Scott, and Robin Thicke.

Tickets for the Mazda 6 Celebrity Chef Du Jour tickets are also on sale.

That event will include a three-course, sit down meal for $40.

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For the first time, food trucks will be allowed to participate in the Taste of Chicago.

The food trucks will provide more options for people attending concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell. Officials say every licensed food truck in the city received an invitation to participate in the Taste.

“The food truck industry continues to build in strength and numbers,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a press release, “and my administration is committed to creating the conditions and opportunities that will allow this industry to thrive, create jobs and support a vibrant food culture across Chicago.”

The trucks will accept the same tickets as other booths.

Dean’s List

Grammy-winning fun. to headline Taste of Chicago

Another sure sign that summer is around the corner: The announcement of one of the Taste of Chicago headliners.

The group fun. will play on July 10 at the Pretillo Music Shell. The trio won Grammy awards for song of the year and best new artist.

Indie rockers Delta Spirit is set to be the band’s opening act. Other headliners will be announced soon.

Again this year, tickets for the seating area will cost $25 per person. Lawn seating remains free.  The Taste will run July 10-14 this year.

The revamped Taste of Chicago is still losing money for the city. tasteofchicago

The taste lost $1.3 million last year.

The losses come on the heels of major changes after Mayor Emanuel took office.

He cut the event from 10-days to five and moved it away from the July 4 holiday.

The city also charged for reserved seats at some concerts and added $40 gourmet meals prepared by local chefs.

The mayor’s office is backing off the push to make the lakefront festival profitable now saying the focus is on safety rather than the bottom line.