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The Taste Of Chicago 2016
World-renowned food festival continues to get bigger and better with more delectable choices
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  NOW in its 36th year, the Taste of Chicago continues to be the country’s premier outdoor food festival, and it’s not resting on its laurels, making new additions that will further showcase the diversity of the city’s dining community. At this year’s festival, July 6 through July 10, a record 69 vendors will be in the food lineup, including food trucks, and a a record 17 pop-up restaurants that will be in Grant Park for just a day or two before moving elsewhere.
    As it has been in the past, the array of food choices at the festival will be complemented by concerts from some of music’s hottest entertainers. This year’s collection of performers will include internationally recognized musicians such as The Isley Brothers, Billy Idol, The Roots, Sheila E., Kongos and The Decemberists.
    With a combination of food, drink and music, the Taste of Chicago continues to be one of the must-attend events of the year. Here’s the lineup of restaurants that will participate in the world’s largest food festival:
Admission to Taste of Chicago is 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.
As it has been at previous Taste of Chicago events, the this year's annual food festival will attract large crowds during its run from July 6 through July 10.
​Abundance Bakery
Beat Kitchen
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
BJ’s Market & Bakery
Bobak Sausage Company
Caffe Gelato
Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
Chicago’s Dog House
Churro Factory
Connie’s Pizza
Dia De Los Tamales
Dinky Donuts, Inc.
Eli’s Cheesecake Co.
Farmer’s Fridge
Franco’s Ristorante
Frannie’s Café Inc.
The Fudge Pot
Gold Coast Dogs
Iyanze
Kasia’s Deli
La Bomba Restaurant
La Mexicana

​Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Miller’s Pub
Oak Street Beach Café
O’Briens Restaurant & Bar
Porkchop
Punky’s Pizza & Pasta
Ricobene’s
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
Star of Siam
Texas de Brazil
Tuscany
Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant

POP-UP RESTAURANTS
Armi
Brgrbelly
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Doom Street Eats
Garifuna Flaza: A Taste of 
Belize

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Jin Ju Restaurant
MAD Social
Nana
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

​Pork & Mindy’s
Puffs of Doom
Riva
Rojo Gusano
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee
Taco in a Bag
Yum Dum

FOOD TRUCKS
​Auntie Vee’s
Beavers Coffee + Donuts
Bruges Brothers
Chicago Lunchbox
Da Lobsta
DonerMen

​The Fat Shallot
Firecakes Donuts
Gino’s Steaks Truck
Giordano’s
The Happy Lobster Truck
Harold’s Chicken

​Jack’s Fork in the Road
La Cocinita
La Jefa
La Patrona
The Lifeway Kefir Shop
Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes

The Isley Brothers will be among a group of music performers, including Billy Idol, Sheila E., The Roots, The Decemberists and Kongos.