Photos: Taste Of Chicago 2015

The 35th annual Taste of Chicago goers and vendors enjoy the 2015 festival with over 100 menu items from food trucks, pop-ups and restaurants from Chicago's culinary community.

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It's that time of year! The 35th annual Taste of Chicago has begun, and Chicago food lovers converge from all over to enjoy the different food items. Send your Taste of Chicago photos to isee@www.nbcchicago.com. Steven Jones and Dawn Ashford prepare BJ's Market's mustard fried catfish. BJ's Market also was offering its popular peach cobbler.
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Officers Shelton and Fabb, on their break, enjoy Lou Malnati's and said that the Taste of Chicago allows people to try new things.
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Patrick, Jennifer, and Parker Knaak, originally from Philadelphia, have come back to Chicago to enjoy some of Chicago's traditional foods.
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Tonya, Russell, Alex and Lily Simpson enjoy a variety of Taste vendor foods including Italian beef and Italian sausage, pad tai, and pot stickers.
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Zmorah, Seraphina, Jonna, and Matt Lzenstark and Shawn and Olivia Philips tried toasted ravioli from Tuscany.
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Amer Shalabi, showing off the strawberry cheesecake, Jorge Cotaquispe, holding the turtle cheesecake and Zachary Morgan, holding the s'mores smoosh, show of some of the flavors of Eli's Cheesecake Co. sold at the Taste of Chicago.
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Jemay and Gabby McKenzie tried Italian ice, and Robin McKenzie tried BJ's Market mustard fried catfish at the Taste on Thursday.
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Jocelyn, Daniel and Micah tried Italian ice at the Taste of Chicago.
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Katie Walkerson, Brooke Connelly and Luke Kriegel came for one of Chicago's traditional deep dish pizzas from Lou Malnati's.
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Ryan Mallory shows off Oak Street Beach's best seller the slipper tail lobster.
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Carmen and Gabrielle Terselic, who have been coming to the Taste of Chicago for a very long time, came back specifically for the lobster from Oak Street Beach. Gabrielle,14, has come to the Taste since she was 5.
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Anna Lagattuta, holding Jin Ju's bulgogi, Maggie Schwegel, holding the daeji kaibi, and Caitlin Acevedo said they enjoyed seeing the variety of people at the Taste of Chicago. Jin Ju is located in Andersonville.
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Michael Modak-Turan tried Jin Ju's kimchi while Emily Porter had Lou Malnati's in mind. Shana Mireku ate a Chicago hotdog and Lexi Bonner ate cheese fries from Vienna Beef, all showing the variety of choices at Taste of Chicago.
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"The Taste of Chicago is crazy, I love the people," Mante Nelson said. Nelson presents a tray of Stan's Donuts lemon pistachio flavor.
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Anne and Jack Parkson waited in the long line for Puffs of Doom, and it was worth it, according to Jack.
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Puffs of Doom co-owner Luke Petillon shows off the salted carmel chocolate puff, a best seller. Puffs of Doom does a lot of events including Lollapalooza, but according to Petillon, this Taste of Chicago caught him off guard with a never ending long line in front of his booth.
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"I love all the people and food," Briana Johnson said as she presents Robinson's No. 1 Ribs pulled pork.
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Ruth and Rebecca Reddy tried the salted camel gelato at the Taste of Chicago on Thursday.
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"It's fun to see all of the people trying all of the food," Jack Roireau said. Roireau holds up Tuscany's toasted ravioli at his sixth year working at the Taste.
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Sam and Kam Ricobene and Joe Musco display Ricobene's breaded steak and cheese fries. Sam Ricobene said they meet a lot of new people, but that it is nice to see regulars that visit as well.
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Brian, Eric and Sara Filipiak have been coming to the Taste of Chicago for years. Each of them love the huge selection of food menu items offered every year.
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Maria Cornejo came to the Taste of Chicago with her son Daniel for her second time Friday.
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Logan Esparaza dives into bacon macaroni and cheese from BJ's Market.
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Rihanna, Bella and Liz Peters came from Wisconsin to experience the Taste of Chicago.
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"I love the people, everyone here. Feeding people is instant gratification," master chef of Old Crow Tony Sceruggs said. Evelina Lisauskaite and Myalisa Miroballi display Old Crow's brisket sandwich.
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Sara Gunther, Aziza Jivani and Mary Kuras went to the Taste during their work lunch break.
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Clair, Dave, Camille and Damyiel Manguerra, Angel and Michaela Garcia, and Joedee and Jarun Manzano, all from Chicago, enjoyed Burger Bar on Friday.
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"I like how you can try a little bit of everything," Carmen Gonzalez said as she showed off Burger Bar's assortment of choices.
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Lydia Truesdell said the Taste of Chicago is an amazing experience and a great food mecca. Truesdell puts sauce on Dia De Los Tamales roasted red pepper and goat cheese tamale.
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Maria Gomez said her favorite thing about Beat Kitchen's chicken with mole empanada is that it is sweet and not spicy.
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Ohio resident Adrian Ramirez bites into a Miller's Pub specialty at the Taste on Friday.
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Lisle residents Leslie and Steve Prinderville and Margo and Steve Urban stopped at the Taste of Chicago before their plans to watch the Cubs play the White Sox Friday afternoon.
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"I was born and raised in Chicago. I love my city," Juanita Perez said as she hands out chocolate covered bananas at the Taste of Chicago.
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Korina, Camila and Sam Sanchez loved the weather and the new set up at the Taste. They tried O'Brien's corn on the cob Friday afternoon.
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"I like to meet and talk with people from different places," Mauric Jones said as he prepares an IPA beer at the Beer Hall at the Taste on Friday.
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Marty Rogers displays one of Miller's Pub's top sellers at the Taste of Chicago, the buffalo wing.
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Ken Washington, Marjorie Beal, Viktor Wojtowicz, and Greg Grier enjoyed their lunch break with the weather and atmosphere of the Taste.
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Ohio residents Laurie and John Woodburn came to visit Chicago as tourists, enjoying the Taste of Chicago Friday afternoon.
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Liz Tringali sells Mariano's popular lemon gelato at the Taste of Chicago.
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Marcus McClain and Shannon Johnson came from Milwaukee to experience the Taste of Chicago.
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