Taste of Chicago: Schedule for July 9, 2014 | NBC Chicago

Taste of Chicago: Schedule for July 9, 2014

Festival hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014)

    One of Chicago's largest summer events, the Taste of Chicago, kicks off Wednesday. The 34th annual festival in Grant Park opened at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

    Twenty-two new places to tease your palate are among the restaurants and food trucks available at the five-day event. In all, the 66 establishments will include seven new restaurants, eight new pop-ups and seven new food trucks.

    Electronic rock band AWOLNATION kicks off the festival.

    Festival hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    Wednesday's Schedule: 

    • 10:45 a.m. Taste of Chicago Opening Ceremony at Buckingham Fountain
    • Pop-Up Restaurants: Jin Ju, Mayan Sol Latin Grill, Brasserie by LM, Restaurant Veneno de Nayarit
    • Food Trucks: Bridgeport Pasty, Cheesie's, Gino's Steaks Truck, Giordano's, Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes, Pork Chop, Starfruit Café, Taquero Fusion, The Fat Shallot, Windy City Patty Wagon
    • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Made In Chicago Market
    • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Kidz Zone
    • 11:30 a.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, John Coletta | Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
    • 12 p.m. Rhythm Revolution (World Music) perform at the Bud Light Stage
    • 12:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Robert Blanchard | Norman’s Bistro
    • 1:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Media Chef: Ericka Pino, Univision Chief Meteorologist
    • 1:30 p.m. Sara Masterson (Singer/Songwriter) performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 2:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour: Art Smith | TABLE fifty-two and LYFE Kitchen
    • 3 p.m. K.W.O.E (Hip Hop) performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 3:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Roger Waysok | South Water Kitchen
    • 4:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Scott Simon | Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen Cory Harwell | Simon Hospitality Group
    • 4:45 p.m. Samy.Language (Electronic Fueled Rap) - Red Eye Rock 'n' Vote Winner performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 5:30 p.m. In the Kitchen with Mariano's, Jocelyn Delk Adams | Grandbaby Cakes
    • 5:30 p.m. AWOLNATION & Saints of Valory perform at the Petrillo Music Shell, Media support provided by 101WKQX
    • 6:30 p.m. The Autumn Defense (Rock) performs at the Bud Light Stage
    • 6:30 p.m. Art Smith of TABLE fifty-two and LYFE Kitchen at the Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour tent

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