Taste of Chicago 2015 restaurant list announced

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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 tasteofchicago.us.

PHOTOS: Bands playing at Taste of Chicago 2015