Press Release
June 19, 2013

Mayor Emanuel and DCASE Announce That Fourteen Different Food Trucks Will Serve Food at Taste of Chicago

Up to Seven Food Trucks Each Night will Operate During Concerts in Grant Park, July 10-14
Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Chicago (DCASE) today announced the lineup of food trucks for each night of concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell at this year’s Taste of Chicago, July 10-14, 2013. Fourteen food trucks will participate, and alternate spots during the festival.  There will be up to seven food trucks each evening.

“Taste of Chicago was created to showcase the city’s culinary scene and food trucks are now a vibrant part of that scene,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “It’s only natural that the trucks join in on the premier food event of summer. We are excited that Taste continues to evolve.”

Each night at the Taste of Chicago, food trucks will be a unique amenity for Chicagoans and visitors enjoying the concerts from the lawn, parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday prior to the 5:30 p.m. concert; 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.)

Taste of Chicago concert tickets are still available for Robin Thicke and Neon Trees at only $25 per seat and may be purchased on the Taste of Chicago website at tasteofchicago.us. Lawn seating is free.

Many of the food trucks that are serving food have cook-on-board licenses.

The concert and food truck schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday, July 10, fun. presented by Illinois Lottery

Bombay Wraps

Taquero Fusion

Giordano’s

The Fat Shallot

The Jerk

Royal Cupcakes and Bakes

Beavers Coffee and Donuts

 

Thursday, July 11, Robin Thicke

Taquero Fusion

Giordano’s

Pork Chop

The Fat Shallot

Cheesies

Royal Cupcakes and Bakes

Beavers Coffee and Donuts

 

Friday, July 12, Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters presented by 93XRT

Bombay Wraps

The Salsa Truck

JB Alberto Pizza

Pork Chop

The Jerk

Chicago Cupcake

Ice Cubed

 

Saturday, July 13, Jill Scott

Bombay Wraps

The Salsa Truck

JB Alberto Pizza

Pork Chop

Cheesies

Chicago Cupcake

Ice Cubed

 

Sunday, July 14, Neon Trees presented by Bud Light

Taquero Fusion

JB Alberto Pizza

The Fat Shallot

The Jerk

Chicago Cupcake

Ice Cubed

Taste of Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by ABC 7 Chicago, Aquafina, Blue Bunny® Ice Cream, Bud Light, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Transit Authority, Communications Direct, CLTV-ChicagoLand’s Television, Dominick’s, Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Gallo Family Vineyards, Humana, Illinois Lottery, KISS-FM, LaGrou Distribution System, Mazda6, Pepsi, Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago, Shoreline Sightseeing, V-103, WGN-Television, WTTW 11’s Check, Please! and 93XRT.

The 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago is July 10-14 in Grant Park. (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 on the free admission festival, call 312.744.3316; TTY: 312.744.2964 or visit tasteofchicago.us. To plan your trip to Chicago, visit choosechicago.com. Join the Taste conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi2013.

 

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