Taste of Chicago 2013: List of Participating Restaurants Announced

Taste of Chicago 2013: List of Participating Restaurants Announced

A diverse lineup of 35 restaurants featuring African, American, Caribbean, Chinese, German, Indian, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese cuisine and more will be represented at the 2013 five-day Taste of Chicago Festival from July 10 through July 14 in Grant Park. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) released the list of participating restaurants this morning.

Alongside Taste of Chicago’s classic favorites, Eli’s Cheesecake, Lou Malnati’s, Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, the Original Rainbow Cone and others, this year’s event welcomes several newcomers, including: Bombay Spice Grill & Wine, featuring healthy Indian fare; French Market favorite Flip Crepes; Lao Ma La Chinese by acclaimed Chef Tony Hu; and the decadent, Southern-inspired Wishbone Restaurant. Additionally, after taking part in last year’s popular pop-up pavilion, both Beat Kitchen and Caffe Gelato are returning in 2013 as five-day participants. Sadly, another crowd favorite, Harold’s Chicken has decided not to return this year.

All vendors will showcase signature menu 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.

Admission to Taste of Chicago is free, and tickets for food and beverages can be purchased in strips of 12 tickets for $8. Tickets will also be available for purchase beginning July 1 at Dominick’s grocery stores throughout the Chicagoland area.

Here’s the lineup:

Abbey Pub & Restaurant
3420 W. Grace St.

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

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave.

Billy Goat Inn
1535 W. Madison St.

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

Bobak Sausage Co.
5725 S. Archer Ave.

Bombay Spice Grill & Wine
450 N. Clark St.

Caffe Gelato
2034 W. Division St.

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

Churro Factory
3755 W. Armitage St.

Connie’s Pizza
2371 S. Archer Ave.

Cubby Bear Lounge, Ltd.
1059 W. Addison St.

Dominick’s
Chicagoland Locations

Eli’s Cheesecake
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Flip Crepes
131 N. Clinton. St., Suite 12

Franco’s Ristorante
300 W. 31st St.

The Fudge Pot
1532 N. Wells St.

Gold Coast Dogs
225 S. Canal St.

Iyanze
4623 N. Broadway St.

Kasia’s Deli
2101 W. Chicago Ave.

Lao Ma La Chinese Restaurant
2017 S. Wells St.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
805 S. State St.

The Noodle Vietnamese
2336 S. Wentworth Ave.

Oak Street Beach Café
5700 S. Cicero Ave.

O’Briens Restaurant
1528 N. Wells St.

Original Rainbow Cone
9233 S. Western Ave.

Pazzo’s Cucina Italiana
23 E. Jackson St.

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

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
201 N. Clark St.

The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division St.

Star of Siam
11 E. Illinois St.

Tuscany
1014 W. Taylor St.

Tutto Italiano
501 S. Wells St.

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

Wishbone Restaurant
1001 W. Washington Blvd.

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