Taste of Chicago Lineup Announced

It's more than just the length of the Taste of Chicago festival that's getting downsized; there'll be fewer restaurants this year as well. 

The festival, which has lost money in the past, will run five days -- half its length last year. There will also be 37 restaurants manning stalls for the full festival, down from 57 last year. Only one is new to the Taste: Pazzo's, which will serve a chicken Vesuvio sandwich, chopped salad and tiramisu. 

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There will be 15 other new restaurants at this year's Taste, but as "pop-up" restaurants will only have booths for one day. WTTW's Check, Please! helped curate the pop-up restaurant selection for the festival.

Taste of Chicago will run July 11-15 in Grant Park.  

Check out the full list of participating restaurants below: 

Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace

2204 N. Lincoln Avenue

Billy Goat Inn
1535 W. Madison

BJ's Market & Bakery
8734 S. Stony Island

5275 S. Archer Ave.

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

Churro Factory
2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2372 S. Archer

Cubby Bear
1059 W. Addison


6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive

Franco's Ristorante
300 W. 31st St.

Gold Coast Dogs
225 S. Canal

Harold's Chicken
2109 S. Wabash

4623 N. Broadway

2101 W. Chicago

Lao Sze Chuan
2172 S. Archer

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
805 S. State Street

Manny's Coffee Shop
1141 S. Jefferson

Oak Street Beach Café
5700 S. Cicero

O'Brien's Restaurant 1528 N. Wells

Original Rainbow Cone
9233 S. Western

311 S. Wacker

Polo Café and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
3322 S. Morgan

Reggio's Pizza Express III
1339 S. Halsted

252 W. 26th Street

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
225 S. Canal St

Sabor Latino
3810 W. North Ave.

Star of Siam
11 E. Illinois

Texas de Brazil
51 E. Ohio

The Fudge Pot
1532 N. Wells

The Noodle Vietnamese Restaurant
2336 S. Wentworth

The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division

Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 N. Fairbanks

1014 W. Taylor St.

Tutto Italiano
501 S. Wells Street

Vee Vees
6232 N. Broadway

The following are the participating pop-up restaurants:

Wednesday, July 11

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont

Jin Ju
5203 N. Clark St.

Marie's Pizza
4127-4129 W. Lawrence Ave.

Thursday, July 12

Inspiration Kitchen
4715 N. Sheridan Rd.

700 E. Grand Ave. (Navy Pier)

Tre Kronor
3258 W. Foster Ave.

Friday, July 13

Café Trinidad
557 E.75th Street

Garifuna Flava Caribbean Restaurant
2516-18 W. 63rd St.

LM Restaurant
4539 N. Lincoln Ave.

Saturday, July 14

4156 N. Kedzie Ave.

Austrian Bakery
2523 N. Clark St.

The Nile Restaurant
1611 E. 55th St.

Sunday, July 15

Caffe Gelato
2034 W. Division St.

Karyn's On Green
130 S. Green St.

West Town Tavern
1329 W. Chicago Ave.

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