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2015 Taste of Chicago Restaurant Participation List Now Available

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the culinary lineup for the Taste of Chicago 2015, featuring 19 newcomers in its roster of restaurants, food trucks and pop ups.

Taste of Chicago will run July 8-12 in Grant Park.

The Celebrity Chef Du Jour meals, sit-down three-course meals in an air conditioned pavilion, will be held at 6:30 p.m. July on 8-11 and 5 p.m. on July 12.

Celebrity Chef Du Jour Schedule
July 8, 6:30 p.m.: Tanya Baker, Boarding House
July 9, 6:30 p.m.: Thomas Lents, Sixteen
July 10, 6:30 p.m.: Giuseppe Tentori, GT Fish & Oyster
July 11, 6:30 p.m.: Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
July 12, 5 p.m.: Phillip Foss, EL Ideas

Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. They go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The full vendor lineup is below.

Five-Day Restaurants

Beat Kitchen
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
BJ’s Market & Bakery
Bobak Sausage Co.
Caffe Gelato
Carbon Live Fire Mexican Gril
Chicago’s Dog House
Churro Factory
Connie’s Pizza
Dia De Los Tamales (new in 2015)
Eli’s Cheesecake Co.
Emerald Isle (new in 2015)
Farmer’s Fridge (new in 2015)
Franco’s Ristorante
Gold Coast Dogs
Kasias Deli
La Bomba Restaurant (new in 2015)
La Mexicana (new in 2015)
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Miller’s Pub (new in 2015)
Oak Street Beach Caf
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 (new in 2015)
Dinky Donuts, Inc. (new in 2015)
Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
Haire’s Gulf Shrimp (new in 2015)
Jin Ju Restaurant
Luke’s Lobster (new n 2015)
Old Crow Smokehouse (new in 2015)
Puffs of Doom (new in 2015)
Sono Wood Fired (new in 2015)
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Food Trucks

Beavers Coffee + Donuts
Bruges Brothers (new in 2015)
Chicago Cupcake
Chicago Lunchbox
Gino’s Steaks Truck
Harold’s Chicken
Jack’s Fork in the Road (new in 2015)
Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill
La Concinita (new in 2015)
Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes
Starfruit Caf
The Crave Bar (new in 2015)
The Fat Shallot
Yum Dum (new in 2015)

The previously-announced musical lineup will feature Weezer and Erykah Badu.

For more full details about the Taste of Chicago 2015, visit


Source: ABC7 Chicago

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