Seventy-three restaurants, some-more than a third of them first-time participants, will make adult a food lineup during a 38th Taste of Chicago, that will take place Jul 11-15 in Grant Park.
At an proclamation celebration headlined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel (who chatted about food with “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro), a city suggested this summer’s grill lineup, that includes some important newcomers, dear veterans and restaurants returning after prolonged absences.
The returnees are Original Rainbow Cone, a longtime Taste maestro that sat out a past 3 years; and Buona Beef, behind during Taste of Chicago for a initial time given 2009.
Among this year’s new participants are dual James Beard Foundation Award winners: Arun Sampanthavivat, who won a informal Best Chef endowment in 2000, will have his eponymous grill during Taste for all 5 days; Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant, a target of a JBF America’s Classic grill endowment this year, will be one of 22 pop-up vendors (which offer during Taste for one to 3 days).
Returning veterans embody Eli’s Cheesecake, a usually grill to have participated in Taste of Chicago each year; and Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, that has participated in each Taste solely a initial one.
Of a 14 food trucks that will be during Taste of Chicago, 3 are new: CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck, Lawrence’s Fish Shrimp, and Sausagefest. Returning trucks embody Beavers Coffee + Donuts, Da Lobsta, Harold’s Chicken and The Fat Shallot.
For those seeking a oppulance Taste knowledge (which sounds contradictory), this summer will underline a new Taste Oasis, an air-conditioned loll with music, private money bar and upheld “Taste bites.” One-day passes to a Taste Oasis will cost $50.
For a full list of participating restaurants and food trucks, go to tasteofchicago.us.
Last year’s Taste drew 1.6 million visitors, a biggest throng given a festival adopted a stream five-day format (down from 10 days in prior years) in 2012.