Taste of Chicago 2015

English: Taste of Chicago

English: Taste of Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since I live in Chicago, I always go to the Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. I have been doing this for too many years to mention. When my sons were babies, I brought them to the Taste of Chicago in their double stroller. Now that my older son is married, he can walk to the Taste of Chicago with his new wife.

 

WHEN: The Legendary Taste is held from July 8-12, 2015 in Grant Park

Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/EventListings.action?orgId=147622&pl=taste

 

Here’s the Music Line-up:

Taste of Chicago, Petrillo Music Shell slideshow

The complete Taste of Chicago Petrillo Music Shell lineup is listed below. Concert seating tickets start at $15, limit 10 tickets per concert. Lawn seating in Butler Field is FREE.

(Opening acts are listed second)Weezer

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Media support provided by 101WKQX

Concert begins at 5:30pm

Weezer

Saint Motel

Erykah Badu (Photo credit: Gianfranco Tripodo) Tickets are Sold Out

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Presented by Illinois Lottery

Concert begins at 5:30pm

Erykah Badu

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Tickets are Sold Out

Friday, July 10, 2015

Presented by Bud Light

Concert begins at 5:30pm

Paddy MoloneyThe Chieftains

The Chieftains

Special Consensus

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Spoon

Presented by 93XRT

Concert begins at 4:30pm

Spoon

Houndmouth

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear

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Sunday, July 12, 2015Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Concert begins at 4:30pm

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

DJ Duane Powell

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English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Chicago

English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love the Taste of Chicago because it’s the world’s largest food fest and it offers great entertainment. It is held annually in Chicago and there’s plenty of live music on multiple stages, including the Petrillo Music Shell.

 

Hours:
July 8-10: 11 am – 9 pm, July 11 & 12: 10 am – 9 pm. Ticket sales end at 8:30 pm

Here’s the Food Truck Line-Up

Beavers Coffee + Donuts

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat; E. Jackson – Fri, Sun

    • Mini Donuts (9)
      (Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, S’mores, Strawberry Bella, Turtle)
  • Mini Donuts (15)

(Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, S’mores, Strawberry Bella, Turtle)

  • Mini Donuts (35)

(Flavors: Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate)Taste of:

    • Mini S’mores Donuts (4)
    • Mini Strawberry Bella Donuts (4)

Bruges Brothers (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Papas Bravas
  • Braised Oxtail Poutine
  • Duck Fat Frites and Sauce

Taste of:

  • Papas Bravas
  • Duck Fat Frites

Chicago Cupcake

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • Créme Brulee Cupcake
  • Birthday Cake Cupcake
  • Chocolate Cupcake
  • Salted Caramel Cupcake

Taste of:

  • Créme Brulee Mini Cupcake
  • Birthday Cake Mini Cupcake

Chicago Lunchbox

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Vietnamese Pork Tacos
  • Korean Beef Tacos

Taste of:

  • Vietnamese Pork Mini Taco
  • Firecracker Rangoons

Gino’s Steaks Truck

E. Jackson – Wed, Sun; S. Columbus – Th, Fri, Sat

  • Steak & Cheese Sandwich
  • Chicken & Cheese Sandwich
  • Vegetable & Cheese Sandwich

Taste of:

  • Steak & Cheese Sandwich Mini
  • Chicken & Cheese Sandwich Mini

Giordano’s

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • 6″ Stuffed Cheese Pizza
  • 6″ Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza
  • 6″ Stuffed Sausage Pizza

Taste of:

  • Slice of Stuffed Cheese Pizza
  • Slice of Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza

Harold’s Chicken

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri; E. Jackson – Sat, Sun

  • Wings (3) w/ Sauce
  • Fries
  • Okra

Taste of:

  • Wing (1) w/ Sauce
  • Wing (1) w/ Okra

Jack’s Fork in the Road (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Sun; E. Jackson – Th, Fri

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin Sandwich w/ Fig Jam, Prosciutto, and Apple Slaw
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich w/ Blue Cheese Slaw, Onion Rings, and Truckmade Fire Sauce
  • Fries w/ Sriracha Mayo

Taste of:

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin Slider
  • Buffalo Chicken Slider

Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Jerk Fries
  • Festival (Cornbread)
  • Jerk Chicken

Taste of:

  • Jerk Fries
  • Festival (Cornbread)

La Cocinita (New)

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Fri; S. Columbus – Sun

  • Pork Patacon (Crispy Plantain “Sandwich” w/ Pulled Pork, Queso Fresco & Spicy Guava Sauce)
  • Chicken Tacos w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema
  • Black Bean & Cheese Arepa w/ Venezuelan Guacamole

Taste of:

  • Pork Pataconcito (mini, open-faced)
  • Chicken Taco w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema

Little Tittle’s Cupcakes

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat; E. Jackson – Fri, Sun

  • Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Turtle Cupcake
  • Lemon ZestCupcake
  • Butter Cookies (5)

Taste of:

  • Red Velvet Cupcake Mini
  • Butter Cookies (2)

Starfruit Café

E. Jackson – Wed, Th, Sat; S. Columbus – Fri, Sun

  • Original Frozen Kefir w/ Fresh Blueberries
  • Mango Frozen Kefir w/ Granola

Taste of:

  • Original Frozen Kefir
  • Mango Frozen Kefir

The Crave Bar (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th, Sat

  • Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bar (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence, Milk Chocolate Madness, Salted Caramel-licious, or Peanut Butter Bash)

Taste of:

  • Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bite (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence or Milk Chocolate Madness)

The Fat Shallot

S. Columbus – Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Grilled Cheese w/ Muenster Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Salted Spinach on Rustic Sourdough
  • Truffle Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Truffle Aioli)
  • Spicy Sesame Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Spicy Sesame Aioli)

Taste of:

  • Grilled Cheese w/ Muenster Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Salted Spinach on Rustic Sourdough
  • Truffle Fries (House Fries Topped w/ Truffle Aioli)

Yum Dum (New)

S. Columbus – Wed, Th; E. Jackson – Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Baowiches (2) (Pork Belly, Korean Chili Chicken, Crispy Shrimp, or Crispy Fish)
  • Steamed Dumplings (8) (Pork & Chive, Thai Chicken Basil, or Veggie)
  • Kimchessy Rice Balls (4)

Taste of:

  • Mini Boawich (1)
  • Kimcheesy Rice Balls (2)

Location:
Grant Park
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission: FREE

Food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 tickets for $8.50 (includes $2.50 charge for Taste amenities).

“Taste Of” portions priced at $2.50 or less.

Food and beverage ticket strips will be available for purchase at the festival.

 

For more information visit www.tasteofchicago.us

Check out the Pop-Up Restaurants:

Burger Bar Chicago (New)

1578 N. Clybourn Ave.

Schedule: July 10

  • Mini Burgers Trio (One (1) each of Bar Cheese Burger, Chicken Burger, Powerhouse Veggie Burger)
  • Dry Rub Wings (5)
  • Fried Pickles w/ Urban Sauce

Taste of:

  • Mini Burgers: Choose one (1) from Bar Cheese Burger, Chicken Burger, Powerhouse Veggie Burger
  • Dry Rub Wings (3)

Dinky Donuts, Inc. (New)

Located at Markets
throughout Chicago

Schedule: July 8 & 12

  • Hot & Fresh Dinky

6 Donuts One Flavor (Cinnamon Sugar, Dutch Cocoa, Powered Sugar, Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie, Ancho Mamma’s Topping)Taste of:

  • Hot & Fresh Dinky

2 Donuts One Flavor (Cinnamon Sugar, Dutch Cocoa, Powered Sugar, Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie, Ancho Mamma’s Topping)

DönerMen (New)

Located throughout Chicago

Schedule: July 12

  • Döner Kebab (also available vegetarian)
  • CurryWurst w/ Bacon Potato Salad & Red Cabbage
  • Kebab Salad (also available vegetarian)

Taste of:

  • Döner Kebab Sample (also available vegetarian)
  • CurryWurst

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize

2518 W. 63rd St.

Schedule: July 11 & 12

  • Panades (4)
  • Jerk Chicken w/ Rice & Beans & Plantains
  • Fried Ripe Plantains (6)

Taste of:

  • Panades (2)
  • Fried Ripe Plantains (3)

Haire’s Gulf Shrimp (New)

8112 S. Vincennes Ave.

Schedule: July 10

  • Fried Shrimp (2)

Taste of:

  • Shrimp on a Stick (2)

Jin Ju Restaurant

5203 N. Clark St.

Schedule: July 8 & 9

  • Chap Chae
  • Bulgogi
  • Daeji Kalbi

Taste of:

  • Chap Chae
  • Kimchi

Luke’s Lobster (New)

134 N. LaSalle St.

Schedule: July 8 & 9

  • 1/2 Shrimp Roll
  • 1/2 Crab Roll
  • 1/2 Lobster Roll

Taste of:

  • 1/2 Shrimp Roll
  • Mayoless Slaw

Old Crow Smokehouse (New)

3506 N. Clark St.

Schedule: July 10 & 11

  • Brisket Sandwich
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich

Taste of:

  • Brisket Slider
  • Pulled Pork Slider

Puffs and Doom (New)

Located at Markets throughout Chicago

Schedule: July 8 & 9

  • Sweet Puffs (Salted Caramel Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Bacon)
  • Ice Cream Puffs (Oreo, Chocolate Bourbon Caramel)
  • Savory Puffs (Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese, Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork)

Taste of:

  • Sweet Puff (Chocolate Covered Bacon)
  • Savory Puff (Jalapeño Popper Chicken)

Riva

Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave.

Schedule: July 11 & 12

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Cajun Shrimp Boil
  • New England Clam Chowder

Taste of:

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • New England Clam Chowder

Sono Wood Fired (New)

1582 N. Clybourn Ave.

Schedule: July 11

  • Flatbread (Choice of Soppressata Diavola or Wild Mushroom)
  • Lamb Meatballs (3)

Taste of:

  • Slice of Flatbread (Choice of Soppressata Diavola or Wild Mushroom)
  • Lamb Meatball (1)

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

1506 N. Damen Ave.

Schedule: July 9 & 10

  • Glazed Donut
  • Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned
  • Biscoff Pocket

Taste of:

  • Mini Glazed
  • Mini Biscoff Pocket

Dates:
July 8-12, 2015

July 8 – 12, 2015 • Grant Park • FREE Admission

 

Taste of Chicago Preview

Wednesday, June 25 at Daley Plaza

Enjoy a sampling of Taste of Chicago’s newest and favorite food items at this sneak preview from 11am-3pm.

Pop-Up Restaurants

Pop-Up Restaurants

This year’s festival includes eight new Pop-Up restaurants.

 

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts (Aloe Blacc pictured)

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts

This year’s concert lineup includes Aloe Blacc (pictured), Janelle Monáe, Jeff Tweedy, AWOLNATION and more.

 

Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour

Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour

Noted chefs include: Art Smith, Andrew Zimmerman, Paul Virant, Erling Wu-Bower, Amanda Rockman and Matthias Merges.

 

Fleet Feet Sports Kids' Dash

Fleet Feet Sports Kids’ Dash

Come out to Butler Field on Saturday, July 12 at 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Park was named after  Ulysses S. Grant,  the United States President and Civil War General.

 

 

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