July is finally here and that means the Taste of Chicago is right around the corner! Chicago's Grant Park will once again play host to the 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago, July 10-14. Long-time food favorites, new restaurants, and a solid music line-up make this year's Taste worth a visit.
Keeping with tradition, this year will be Lou Malnati's 32nd year at the Taste of Chicago. We will once again be offering our deep dish pizza hot and fresh, in addition to Malnati Salad and Bruschetta. You can find us at Booth #21 handmaking each pizza from scratch and baking them on site in one of the 24 pizza ovens set up in our custom-designed tent. Did you know Lou's is one of the few vendors that actually makes the product from scratch at the festival? Be sure to stop by for a slice!
Joining the ranks of the food vendors this year are a handful of food trucks that you may have already seen rolling through the streets of the city. Included in the food truck line up is Royal Cupcakes and Bakes, The Salsa Truck, and The Fat Shallot. Vendors will change up daily so check out the Food Truck Schedule to see what you can munch on while listening to some music at the Petrillo Music Shell.
What festival would be complete without some good music to listen to while you sample some of the City's best foods? The Petrillo Music Shell has an exciting line-up this year that includes musical performances by fun., Robin Thicke, Jill Scott, Neon Trees, and more. While tickets for the seating area can be purchased online, some prefer the lawn area - bring a blanket, claim your spot, kick back and relax!
With so much to see, taste and hear, you definitely don't want to miss anything. Check out the official brochure to view a detailed map of the festival, places to eat all 5 days, pop-up food vendors, complete list of food trucks, official music line-up and more. Don't forget, admission is free! Check it out Wednesday, July 10-Friday, July 12 from 11am to 9pm and Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14 from 10am to 9pm. See you there!
Contributed by Meghan R.