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Taste of Chicago Unveils List of Food Vendors

26 new restaurants will participate this year, and two old favorites will be back

The Taste of Chicago will take over Grant Park again this summer, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has revealed the restaurants that will be participating in the event.

According to a press release from the city, 26 new restaurants will have food at the event, an increase of over 50 percent.

A total of 73 vendors will participate in the event, including 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants, and 13 food trucks, according to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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Here is a list of the new restaurants that will be participating in the event:

Aloha Wagon

Arun’s Thai Restaurant

Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen

Bee Nana LLC

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Blackwood BBQ

CheSa’s Gluten

Chiya Chai Café

Classic Cobbler

Esperanza’s Kitchen Delights

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Get Off the Couch Catering

Grill City

Josephine’s Cookin’

Lawrence’s Fish

Output Lounge & Sports Bar

Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls

Premier Rollin BBQ

So Forking Great

Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant

These Wingz?

Turtle’s Bar & Grill

Wood Fire Counter

Yum Dum

A pair of restaurants will be returning after absences in previous years, including Buona Beef and Original Rainbow Cone. You can get the full list of participating eateries from the City of Chicago on its website

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