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Taste of Chicago 2015: Full Food Lineup

The 35th annual Taste of Chicago is scheduled for July 8-12 in Grant Park



    Taste of Chicago Kicks Off in Grant Park

    The 35th annual Taste of Chicago kicked off Wednesday in Grant Park. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports. (Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015)

    The 35th annual Taste of Chicago begins Wednesday in Grant Park, which will transform into a haven for foodies featuring the city's best bites.

    Among the 60 restaurants participating in the “world’s largest food festival” are 19 newcomers and a number of celebrity chefs. Headlining music acts for the event include Weezer, Erykah Badu, The Chieftains, Spoon and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

    The list of five-day vendors, pop-up restaurants and food trucks will include a celebrity chef lineup for the Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour dining pavilion, which will offer a ticketed three- or four-course meal for guests. The lineup features James Beard Award recognized chefs like Tanya Baker of The Boarding House, Thomas Lents of Sixteen, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish and Oyster, Jimmy Bannos, Jr. of The Purple Pig and Phillip Foss of EL Ideas.

    Here's a look at the complete list of restaurants to make the list:

    Five-Day Vendors

    Best Kitchen
    Billy Goat Tavern
    BJ’s Market & Bakery
    Bobak Sausage Co.
    Caffe Gelato
    Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
    Chicago’s Dog House
    Churro Factory
    Connie’s Pizza
    Dia De Los Tamales
    Eli’s Cheesecake Co.
    Emerald Isle
    Farmer's Fridge
    Franco’s Ristorante
    Gold Coast Dogs
    Kasia’s Deli
    La Bomba Restaurant
    La Mexicana
    Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp
    Lou Malnati’s Pizza
    Miller’s Pub
    Oak Street Beach Café
    O’Briens Restaurant
    Punky’s Pizza & Pasta
    Ricobene’s on 26th Street
    Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
    Star of Siam
    The Fudge Pot
    Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant

    Pop-up Restaurants

    Burger Bar Chicago
    Dinky Donuts
    Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
    Haire's Gulf Shrimp
    Jin Ju Restaurant
    Luke's Lobster
    Old Crow Smokehouse
    Puffs of Doom
    Sono Wood Fired
    Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

    Food Trucks

    Beaver’s Coffee and Donuts
    Bruges Brothers
    Chicago Cupcake
    Chicago Lunchbox
    Gino’s Steaks Truck
    Harold’s Chicken
    Jack’s Fork in the Road
    Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill
    La Cocinita
    Little Tittle’s Cupcakes
    Starfruit Café
    The Crave Bar
    The Fat Shallot
    Yum Dum

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