Everything you need to know for Taste of Chicago 2019

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CHICAGO — Are you ready to stuff your stomach with some of Chicago’s finest dishes? The Taste of Chicago runs July 10-14 and we have your full guide to help you navigate all the mouth-watering dishes.

General Info: 

Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St. Free admission (ticket purchase required for food) Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday -Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Restaurants:

There will be 82 restaurants this year, including 37 new restaurants, 24 pop-up restaurants and 17 food trucks. Here is the full list of places to choose from: Arun’s Thai Restaurant Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen Beat Kitchen Ben’s Bar-Be-Cue Billy Goat Tavern BJ’s Market & Bakery Brazilian Bowl Inc. Buona Beef Buscia’s Bacon Buns Caffe Gelato Soiree Chicago’s Dog House Churro Factory Connie’s Pizza Doom Street Eats Esperanza Franco’s Ristorante Frannie’s Café Inc Frönen Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize Gold Coast Dogs Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls Iyanze Josephine’s Cooking Kasia’s Deli La Mexicana Lao Sze Chuan Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Premier Rollin BBQ Rainbow Cone Ricobene’s Robinson’s No 1 Ribs Seoul Taco Texas de Brazil The Cookie Crate The Eli’s Cheesecake Company The Slab Bar-B-Que The Star of Siam Ukai Japanese Restaurant Vee Vee’s African Restaurant Yum Dum Yvolina’s Tamales

POP-UP RESTAURANTS:

90 Miles Cuban Café  A Place by Damao  Bar Takito  Barangaroos Aussie Pies BettyBop Shop BITES Asian Kitchen + Bar Black Dog Gelato  Classic Cobbler Dmen Tap  Dog Haus Egg Rolls Etc.  Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars Jason’s Deli Jeannie’s Flan Inc. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams  Jus Sandwiches  Kitchen 17  Luella’s Gospel Bird  Madame VanderKloot’s Weiner Emporium Nourish Catering  Seafood City Supermarket (Grill City) These Wingz? Warm Belly Bakery Wood Fire Counter

Food Trucks:

American Glory Aztec Dave’s Food Truck Beavers Coffee + Donuts Big Wang’s Chinese Street Food  Coastline Catering Da Pizza Dude  Giordano’s Harold’s Chicken La Cocinita Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp Mr. Quiles Mexican Food  Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes  Pink Flamingo (Flamingo Rum Club)  Pink Taco  The Lifeway Kefir Shop Three Legged Tacos  Whadda Jerk 

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Metra is adding trains and making changes to the schedules on some lines this weekend to accommodate people The commuter rail agency said there will be extra trains on the BNSF line starting Wednesday in downtown Chicago. Additional inbound trains will also be operating along the Union Pacific West Line on Saturday. The changes will remain in place throughout the five-day event. If you will be driving to the events, or are trying to avoid it, there will be streets closed off. Street Closures: The following streets will be closed during the Taste of Chicago until 4 p.m. Monday, July 16.
  • Columbus, from Monroe to Balbo. Then, from Balbo to Roosevelt. (Balbo will remain open to traffic)
  • Jackson, from Michigan to Lake Shore Drive
  • Congress, from Columbus to Congress Parkway semi-circle
Parking: Once you get to the festival, you can park inside of  Millennium Garages. Biking: If you’re thinking of biking to the fest instead, parking is available along the perimeter of Grant and Millennium Park.

ENTERTAINMENT:

If you want to take a break from stuffing your stomach with goodies, you can jam out to some great music! There will be a different artist performing each day of the Taste of Chicago with daily concerts at the Goose Island Stage, and nightlight concerts at Petrillo Music Shell. All of these concerts are free to the public. Wednesday, July 10: Sunflower Bean, Courtney Barnett Thursday, July 11: Cultura Profética, Bomba Estéreo Friday, July 12: Taylor Bennett, De La Soul Saturday, July 13: Joywave, lovelytheband, The Strumbellas Sunday, July 14: Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, India.Arie   If you bring your children, or just want to play around, the Taste Playground is perfect for you! The Taste of Chicago is bringing back the ferris wheel and an inflatables area.

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