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Taste of Chicago   June 24- July 3   Grant Park List of Vendors

Taste of Chicago   June 24- July 3   Grant Park  List of Vendors

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TASTE OF CHICAGO is the nation’s premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community. The delicious array of food served at TASTE OF CHICAGO is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Since 1980, Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park on the city’s magnificent lakefront has been transformed into the world’s largest food festival. This year’s event will take place on Friday, June 24 - Sunday, July 3, 2011.

2011 Taste of Chicago:
Abbey Pub

Roasted Corn on the Cob; Fish and Chips (Fries); Irish Egg Rolls

“Taste Of”: Fries with Curry; Irish Egg Rolls


Abundance Bakery

Caramel cupcake; blueberry muffin; caramel pecan cupcake; brownie

“Taste Of”: Butter cookies; oatmeal raisin cookies

Adobo Grill

Guacamole and chips; pork tacos; chicken tamale; churros

“Taste Of”: Cheese empanada; churro

Alhambra Palace

Falafel sandwich with Jerusalem salad; chicken kabob basket; beef shwarma sandwich; hummus

“Taste Of”: Falafel with hummus; baklava

Arya Bhavan

Samosa; chana masala; geera (cumin) rice; bhel

“Taste Of”: Samosa; bhel

Bacino’s Pizza of Lincoln Park

Stuffed spinach pizza slice; stuffed sausage pizza slice; thin crust cheese pizza slice; thin crust sausage pizza slice

“Taste Of”: Stuffed spinach pizza slice; thin crust cheese pizza slice

Banana Leaf Restaurant

Four jerk wings with rice; blackened tilapia with rice; jerk lamb chop with rice; curry vegetable stir fry

“Taste Of”: Two jerk wings; curry vegetable stir fry

Beggars Pizza

Thin crust cheese pizza slice; thin crust sausage pizza slice; thin crust pepperoni pizza slice; deep dish sausage pizza slice

“Taste Of”:  Thin crust sausage or pepperoni pizza; mostaciolli with marinara sauce

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill

Rib eye steak sandwich; double cheeseburger; single cheeseburger

“Taste Of”:  baked potato chips; half cheeseburger

BJ’s Market & Bakery

Mustard-fried catfish; barbecue turkey tips; fish taco; sweet potato chips

“Taste Of”: Mustard-fried catfish; peach cobbler

Bobak Sausage Company

Maxwell Polish sausage; beer bratwurst sausage; all-natural chipotle chicken sausage; ultimate sausage sampler platter

“Taste Of”: Mini Maxwell Street Polish sausage; Mini chipotle chicken sausage


Fire-grilled steak taco; tortilla encrusted tilapia taco; marinated grilled chicken breast taco; sampler platter (all four tacos)

“Taste Of”: Fire-grilled steak taco; fire-roasted veggie taco

C’est Si Bon!

Sweet potato cheesecake; collard green egg roll; Cajun meatballs; spicy chicken wingettes and sweet potato biscuit

“Taste Of”: Cajun meatballs; fresh fruit cup

Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery

Atomic cake; eclairs; sweets on a stick; parfait cup, Oreo

“Taste Of”: Parfait cup, Oreo; eclairs

Chicago Joe’s

Popcorn shrimp with fries; calamari with fries; jumbo fried shrimp with fries; cheesy seasoned fries

“Taste Of”: Cheesy seasoned fries; firehouse chili

Churro Factory

Churros; funnel cake; ice cream; frozen bananas

“Taste Of”: Churritos; bunelos

Connie’s Pizza

Deep dish cheese pizza slice; deep dish sausage pizza slice; 10” gluten-free pizza slice; frozen banana

“Taste Of”: Mini meatball sandwich; slice of gluten-free pizza

Cubby Bear

Garlic Fries; Barbecue beef sandwich; mac and cheese bites; Maine lobster roll

“Taste Of”: Mac and cheese bites; white chicken chili

Red/green seedless grapes; cherries; watermelon slice; roasted ultra sweet corn on the cob

“Taste Of”: Half watermelon slice; pineapple bites

Eli’s Cheesecake Company

Eli’s frozen chocolate chip crunch dipper; Eli’s cookie crazy Oreo smoosh with vanilla ice cream; Eli’s turtle cheesecake; Eli’s original plain cheesecake; Eli’s original plain cheesecake with strawberries

“Taste Of”: Eli’s original plain sheesecake; Eli’s “skinny chocolate” cheesecake

Franco’s Ristorante

Italian ice combo (lemon, watermelon, blue raspberry); Italian lemon or watermelon ice; homemade strawberry gelato; homemade staciatella gelato

“Taste Of”: Italian lemon ice; Italian watermelon ice

The Fudge Pot

Chocolate-dipped strawberry; chocolate-dipped frozen banana; Combination:  strawberry, fudge, banana

“Taste Of”: Baby chocolate frozen banana; chocolate fudge

Garrett Popcorn Shops

Popcornsicle; the Chicago mix; 1/2 lb. mixed nuts; ice cream

“Taste Of”: Popcorn ball; mixed nuts sampler
Guey Lon Restaurant

Orange chicken with fried rice; shrimp and vegetable tempura; egg roll; crab rangoon

“Taste Of”: Vegetable tempura; pot stickers

Harold’s Chicken No. 71

Chicken wings; chicken nuggets; fried okra; fries

“Taste Of”: Fried string beans; one wing and fried okra

Harry Caray’s Restaurant

Holy Cow potato chips; fried dough; toasted cheese ravioli

“Taste Of”: Toasted cheese ravioli; oatmeal raisin cookie


Sweet potato fries; sweet potato hashbrowns; Maxwell Street burger; barbecue meatballs

“Taste Of”: Sweet potato fries; sweet potato hashbrowns

Home Run Inn Pizza

Cheese pizza slice; sausage pizza slice; six wings; cookie with ice cream

“Taste Of”: Two wings; harvest salad


Rice and beans with jerk and plantain; jollof & oxtail; coconut rice with sauteed beef; bissop sorbet

“Taste Of”:  Bissop sorbet; jerk chicken

JR Dessert Bakery

Plain cheesecake (with fresh strawberry or caramel pecan sauce); frozen chocolate-dipped cheesecake bar; key lime pie; chocolate molten lava cake (with or without ice cream)

“Taste Of”: Plain cheesecake; ice cream with fresh strawberry sauce

Kasia’s Deli

Pierogi (potato, sauerkraut, beef, cheddar jalapeño); Polish sausage sandwich with onion or kraut; potato pancakes with apple sauce or sour cream; chicken/sausage kabob with vegetable rice

“Taste Of”: Pierogi potato; cheese/strawberry blintz with chocolate topping
La Justicia

Enchiladas; steak taco with pico de gallo; nachos (steak or chicken)

“Taste Of”: One enchilada; chicken breast taco

Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt

Catfish po’boy; crawfish boil; chicken and waffles; beignets

“Taste Of”: Pralines and cream; beignets

Lao Sze Chuan

Dry chili chicken; salt and pepper pork rib; crispy shrimp in lemon sauce; vegetable fried rice

“Taste Of”:  Dry chili chicken; spring roll (vegetarian)

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Cheese pizza slice; sausage pizza slice; Malnati salad (chopped); bruschetta

“Taste Of”: Malnati salad (chopped); bruschetta


Loving Hut

Home Run ball (fried vegetable textured protein with sweet/spicy sauce); drumsticks; kung pao with rice

“Taste Of”:  Drumsticks; tiramisu


Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

Barbecued turkey leg; corned beef brisket sandwich; potato pancakes; apple pie square

“Taste Of”: Apple pie square; macaroni and cheese


The Noodle Vietnamese Cuisine

Bahn mi (vietnamese sandwich) with beef or chicken; breaded chicken with butter rice; crab rangoon; red bean, boba shaved ice with milk and jelly

“Taste Of”: Sesame beef on a stick; crab rangoon


Oak Street Beach Café

Grilled slippertail lobster with potato; grilled shrimp skewer with potato; grilled bourbon chicken wrap with potato; nachos with cheese/jalapeños

“Taste Of”: Bourbon chicken; garlic potatoes



Celtic corn on the cob; gourmet beef hot dog (Chicago style); buffalo popcorn shrimp; French fries

“Taste Of”: Cherry dumpling; French fries

Original Rainbow Cone

Original Rainbow Cone (cake cone); cookie dough or cookies and cream; waffle cone sundae; Original Rainbow Cone (waffle cone)

“Taste Of”: Taster cup of rainbow; dream cup (vanilla yogurt and orange sherbert)

Parrot Cage Restaurant

Turkey meatloaf “cupcakes”; seafood gumbo; seafood salad; red velvet cupcake

“Taste Of”: Red velvet cupcake; seafood gumbo


Gyros; Greek chicken on pita; loukaneko (Greek sausage); soutzoukia (Greek meatball)

“Taste Of”: Loukaneko (Greek sausage); baklava

Polka Sausage And Deli

Polish sausage sandwich with kraut; bratwurst sandwich with kraut; grilled chicken breast with onions; pierogis with sour cream

“Taste Of”: Bratwurst sandwich; pierogi


Polo Café And Catering

Barbecue grilled boneless pork chop slider with grilled onions; baked salmon mini burger; crab cake nuggets (baked); garlic mozzarella cheese bread

“Taste Of”: Cheesy Hhomemade Cajun chips; garlic mozzarella cheese bread


Reggio’s Pizza

Turkey sausage pizza on wheat crust; sausage pizza; cheese pizza; red, white and blue Italian ice

“Taste Of”: Cherry Italian ice; cheese pizza



Italian breaded steak; beef and sausage combo; fresh-cut fries with cheese; boneless buffalo chicken wings

“Taste Of”: Italian breaded steak; breaded eggplant sandwich

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

Barbecue ribs; rib tip; boneless rib sandwich; chicken tenders with sweet potato fries

“Taste Of”: Chicken tenders; sweet potato fries

Ryba’s Fudge Shops

Half slice of fudge; full slice of fudge; caramel apples; chocolate-covered strawberry

“Taste Of”: Two pieces fudge sample; pecan turtle


Sabor Latino

Steak and onions with rice and pigeon peas; Puerto Rican steak sandwich; steak jibarito sandwich; banana dumpling, pork-filled

“Taste Of”: Jibarito; coconut ice


The Smoke Daddy

Pulled pork; pulled chicken; barbecue chips

“Taste Of”: Pulled pork; pulled chicken

Star Of Siam

Pot stickers (chicken and vegetable); pad thai noodles; grilled chicken satay; shrimp and vegetable tempura

“Taste Of”: Pad thai noodles; pot stickers (chicken and vegetable)


Starfruit Café

Original flavor frozen kefir with two toppings; pomengranate frozen kefir with two toppings; birthday cake frozen kefir with two toppings; strawberry flavor frozen kefir with two toppings

“Taste Of”: Pomengranate frozen kefir; original flavor frozen kefir


Texas De Brazil

Combo Platter (combo of the following items): signature garlic-marinated Picanha; Brazilian sausage; chicken breast wrapped in bacon

“Taste Of”: Quinoa salad; Brazilian sausage or chicken wrapped in bacon


Timothy O’Toole’s

Buffalo wings with ranch; chicken fingers and tots; footlong corn dog; cheezy tater tots

“Taste Of”: Buffalo wings with ranch; fresh carrots, celery and ranch



Italian beef sandwich; Italian sausage sandwich; Italian turkey meatballs; chicken parmigiana sandwich

“Taste Of”: Toasted cheese ravioli; Italian sausage sandwich


Tutto Italiano

Fried ravioli—marinara; steak burger with blue cheese; grilled chicken mozzarella sandwich; lemon-lime ice

“Taste Of”: Italian ice; seasoned fries
Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant

Fried plantain with sauteed goat meat; red beans and rice with grilled jerk chicken; jollof rice with sauteed goat meat; red beans and rice with fried plantain

“Taste Of”: Red beans and rice with grilled jerk chicken; jollof rice with sauteed goat meat



Chimichurri popcorn shrimp; grilled chicken kabab, tomatillo potatoes, charred onions; “The Maharaja Sandwich” pulled beef, crisped onion, mint mayo; ginger-dusted crisp apple fritter, mango cardamom sauce

“Taste Of”: Mango-dusted fries, tamarind chutney; grilled chicken kabab, tomatillo potatoes, charred onion


Vienna Beef/Gold Coast Dogs

Hot dog (Chicago style or plain); Maxwell Street Polish sausage or plain; fire dogs (mustard or plain); French fries

“Taste Of”: Pickle on a stick; mini corn dogs


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