(Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

(Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

Pilsen Food Truck Social

Date: June 6-7
Time: 11am-10pm
$5.00 optional Donation

The Pilsen Food Truck Social will take place this weekend, June 6-7th. Check out the full lineup of food trucks, bands, and Revolution beers below.

As the name suggests, food trucks are the centerpiece of this first year neighborhood street fest. Over 25 Illinois Food Truck Owner Association affiliated trucks will congregate on June 6th & 7th in the heart of the Pilsen on 18th Street between Throop and Racine. Trucks will offer everything from tamales to lobster rolls, mac n’ cheese to cupcakes. A $20 Sampler Ticket will allow consumers to stroll around and sample sizable food and drink portions. Proceeds from the event benefits the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association and Pilsen’s St. Procopius Catholic Church soup kitchen and food bank.

In addition to the mobile eats, other elements will help put the “social” into Pilsen Food Truck Social. For starters, Pilsen’s own Thalia Hall will program a live music stage, injecting a mix of fun and cutting edge music. Also, a partnership with Revolution Brewing, Chicago’s hometown craft brewery, will give patrons a well-rounded variety of fresh Revolution beer, including a special ale being produced for Pilsen Food Truck Social! Fido to Go will be onsite featuring snacks for dogs. The neighborhood of Pilsen itself will be on showcase, with local artists, retailers, restaurants and non-profits participating as vendors.

The Tamale Spaceship (Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

The Tamale Spaceship (Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

The Food

Food Trucks

5411 Empanadas (SATURDAY)
Beavers Coffee & Donuts
Bridgeport Pasty (SUNDAY)
Bruges Brothers
Caponies Express
Chicago Cupcake
Chicago Lunchbox
Chicago Pizza Boss
Da Lobsta
Fido To Go (doggie treat truck)
Getta Polpetta
Gino’s Steaks
Good Burger
Haute & Ready
Haute Sausage
Husky Hog BBQ
La Cocinita Food Truck
Ms. Tittles Cupcakes
Pierogi Street
Piko Street Kitchen
Starfruit Café
Tamale Spaceship
The Corner Farmacy
The Fat Shallot
Windy City Patty Wagon

Restaurant Vendors

Dia De Los Tamales
Honky Tonk BBQ

(Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

(Photo Credit: pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com)

The Drink

Revolution Brewery will be supplying all of the beer for the event, which includes the following brands: Rosa Hibiscus Ale, Anti-Hero IPA, and Fist City Chicago Pale Ale, as well as a special brewpub-only beer, El Hefe Loco Hefeweizen. In addition to Revolution beer, Pilsen’s Punch House will feature a Margarita Punch and a live punch-making demonstration and tasting at 3:30pm both days. Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will also be serving Tito’s Vodka and Lemonade throughout the weekend.

The Music:

Saturday June 6th

8:00pm CumbiaSazo
6:30pm Teklife presents Mic Terror’s Live from Your Mama’s House
5:00pm Population
3:30pm Rabble Rabble
2:00pm TBA
12:00pm Chicago Mariachi Project

Sunday June 7th

8:00pm (((Sonorama)))
6:30pm Vockah Redu
5:00pm Palace Sound
3:45pm People’s Temple
2:30pm Whitney – new project from Max Kakacek of Smith Westerns
11:45pm Chicago Mariachi Project

The Family Art Activities

In the addition to the music, Pilsen Food Truck Social will offer creative art activities for kids and adults hosted by Pilsen’s own EleVarte Community Studio and Yollocalli Art Reach, a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art. There will also be face painting by Indige for the kiddos.

Patrons may choose to purchase a $20 Sampler Ticket which will be comprised of five (5) individual $4.00 value tickets which can be used at any food truck vendor onsite to purchase a sample size tasting portion of an item on their menu. The tickets can also be redeemed for sample size beverages onsite, including the beer, wine and spirits.. Sampler Tickets can be purchased in advance (at pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com) and are good for either day. Purchasers can redeem their Sampler Tickets at a will call table at the event during event hours of operation.

Lauren Wulf LaRoche, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf LaRoche writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.