Mary Slowik, program director for the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, said it will be a first-of-its-kind party.
The city may have an affinity to food trucks occasionally, but alas they have been officially allowed into the Taste of Chicago this year. On one condition. They will be available at night during the nightly concerts only. Food trucks will be parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling their yummy goods one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m. for the Friday/Saturday concert prior to the 5:30 p.m. start and at 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.) So let’s take a gander at some of this year’s food trucks.
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.
Get in line at one of these food trucks and your endorphins will thank you.
The Taste Of Chicago is rolling in a new offering this summer.
Felony Franks, the now-closed West Side hotdog stand that hired only ex-offenders, is now going Hollywood.
Food truck owners have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the city’s restrictions on where they are allowed to operate in Chicago.
An attorney for two local food truck owners said they plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, arguing a new food truck ordinance unfairly restricts where they may operate.
Police are warning delivery drivers of an increase in robberies on the Southwest Side.
Mayor Emanuel wants to make it easier for food trucks to park in popular locations around the city.
The Chicago City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing food truck vendors to expand their operations, and now, the owners of a mobile food operation are hoping to see a similar change in Evanston.
The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved an ordinance that expands the operations of food trucks on city streets.
A City Council panel has signed off on a plan that would legalize food trucks that cook their food on board, over the complaints from both food truck owners and traditional restaurants.
Here’s something we rarely get to say in Chicago: there’s a great day on its way to the City Council.
The city has long prohibited mobile restaurateurs from preparing food in trucks, requiring fare to be made in commercial kitchens.
Here in Chicago (still building its mobile-food reputation), Food Truck Tuesdays, organized by Chicago-based Mobile Cuisine magazine, are a way to get a selection of trucks in one place.
The weather has been wintry and miserable this week, but temperate days are right around the corner, and some new food trucks will be rolling through the city should you feel moved to have lunch outside.
Downtown businesses are struggling with “guerrilla marketers” and food trucks that set up shop in no-parking zones and sell pre-packaged goods.