Taste of Chicago restaurant line-up announced

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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.


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  • BKK

    I hope the rib place is different from last year. I have gone every year to the taste and last year I wouldn't have given those ribs to a dog. The meat was all fat and the sauce was the worst rib sauce I have EVER had.