CHICAGO (CBS) — The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.
For the first time, food trucks that set up shop on city streets will hunker down in Grant Park to showcase their vittles for people attending concerts at the Taste.
The trucks will be parked near the Petrillo Music Shell, and will sell food starting an hour before each day’s concert, and continue serving throughout the shows. Customers will pay for the food truck fare with regular Taste of Chicago tickets.
A total of 13 food trucks will be at the Taste, and will alternate spots during the festival. Up to seven trucks will operate each evening, from Wednesday through Sunday.