PHOTOS: Taste of Chicago Trial Run

Vendors try out their Taste recipes a few weeks early.

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Manny's Deli never disappoints with its stacked sandwiches.
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The Taste of Chicago test run made some some loop workers in to taste testers.
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Visitors knew a good thing when they smelled it. Despite the rain hungry loopers got some grub at Daley Plaza.
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Can't Taste Chicago without a bit from a Manny's Deli corned beef.
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Manny's Deli never disappoints with its stacked sandwiches.
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Those wings are pretty hot. Careful.
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Some tasters struggled to keep their food dry.
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These two found a way to stay dry.
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Doreen's pizza will make its Taste debut this year.
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Polo Steak sandwiches on brioche roll.
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The best ribs are made with care.
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Garrett's popcorn will debut a new treat this year, the flash frozen popcorn-sicle.
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A frozen popcorn-sicle.
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Chef Dave Samber from Polo Cafe catering displays his goodies.
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Timothy O'Toole's will offer standard bar fare during the taste.
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The Taste of Chicago doesn't start for another few weeks, but that didn't stop vendors from braving the rain to test out their fare.
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