Taste of Chicago 2014 adds 22 new restaurants, food trucks

66 restaurants in full lineup
The city has announced a lineup of 66 restaurants that will participate throughout Chicago's 34th annual five-day food and entertainment festival Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park.

The lineup includes five-day restaurants and one- and two-day Pop-Ups, as well as food trucks. In all there are seven new five-day restaurants, eight new Pop-Ups and seven new food trucks.

New this year, the Taste has announced a new partnership with Mariano's for the popular cooking demonstration area previously occupied by Dominick's.

Other new restaurants and food trucks are: The Big Cheese Poutinerie, Brasserie by LM, Brazilian Bowl Grill, Bridgeport Pasty, Chicago's Dog House, Chicago Lunchbox, Gino's Steak, Harold's Chicken, Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes, Kamehachi, Lawrence's Fisheries, M Burger, Mama Mia, Mariano's, Mayan Sol Latin Grill, Restaurant Veneno de Nayarit, The Savoy, Sol de Mexico, SpritzBurger, Stan's Donuts & Coffee, Starfruit Caf and Windy City Patty Wagon.

All vendors will offer signature items, as well as the popular "Taste Of" portions priced at $2.50 or less, allowing guests the opportunity to sample an even greater variety of items. Many will also include healthy selections.

Admission to the Taste of Chicago is free, and tickets for food and beverages can be purchased in strips of 12 tickets for $8.50.

Taste of Chicago is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in coordination with the Illinois Restaurant Association, which manages the food and beverage operation.

Five-day Restaurants

Abbey Pub & Restaurant
3420 W. Grace St.

Bacino's of Lincoln Park
2204 N. Lincoln Ave.

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave.

NEW - The Big Cheese Poutinerie
3401 N. Clark

Billy Goat Inn
1535 W. Madison St.

BJ's Market & Bakery
8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

Bobak Sausage Co.
5275 S. Archer Ave.

Caffe Gelato
2034 W. Division St.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
300 W. 26th St.

NEW - Chicago's Dog House
816 W. Fullerton

Churro Factory
3755 W. Armitage St.

Connie's Pizza
2373 S. Archer Ave.

Eli's Cheesecake
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Franco's Ristorante
300 W. 31st St.

The Fudge Pot
1532 N. Wells

Gold Coast Dogs
225 S. Canal St.

4623 N. Broadway St.

Kasia's Deli
2101 W. Chicago Ave.

NEW - Lawrence's Fisheries
2120 S. Canal St.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
805 S. State St.

NEW - M Burger
100 W. Randolph

Manny's Coffee Shop (returning after a 2-year hiatus)
1141 S. Jefferson St.

NEW - Mariano's
Locations throughout Chicago

The Noodle Vietnamese
2336 S. Wentworth Ave.

Oak Street Beach Caf
5700 S. Cicero Ave.

O'Briens Restaurant
1528 N. Wells St.

Original Rainbow Cone
9233 S. Western Ave.

Pazzo's Cucina
101 N. Wacker Dr.

Ricobene's on 26th St.
252 W. 26th St.

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
225 S. Canal St.

NEW - The Savoy
1408 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division St.

NEW - SpritzBurger
3819 N. Broadway

Star of Siam
11 E. Illinois St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

Vee-Vee's African Restaurant
6232 N. Broadway St.

Pop-up Restaurants - presented by WTTW's Check, Please!

NEW - Brasserie by LM
800 S. Michigan Ave.

NEW - Brazilian Bowl Grill
3204 N. Broadway

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
2518 W. 63rd St.

Jin Ju
5203 N. Clark St.

NEW - Kamehachi
1531 N. Wells St.

NEW - Mama Mia
3131 N. Central Ave.

NEW - Mayan Sol Latin Grill
3830 W. Lawrence Ave.

Punky's Pizza and Pasta
2600 S. Wallace St.

NEW - Restaurant Veneno de Nayarit
1024 N. Ashland Ave.

700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier

NEW - Sol de Mexico
3018 N. Cicero

NEW - Stan's Donuts & Coffee
1560 N. Damen Ave.

Taco Joint
158 W. Ontario

Food Trucks

Beavers Coffee & Donuts
Bombay Wraps
NEW - Bridgeport Pasty
The Cheesies Truck
Chicago Cupcake
NEW - Chicago Lunchbox
NEW - Gino's Steak
NEW - Harold's Chicken
NEW - Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes
Pork Chop
NEW - Starfruit Caf
Taquero Fusion
The Fat Shallot
The Salsa Truck
NEW - Windy City Patty Wagon

Taste of Chicago hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. - Fri.; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat. and Sun.) For more information call 312.744.3316; TTY: 312.744.2964 or visit tasteofchicago.us.
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