Food Trucks Rolling to Taste of Chicago Next Month

By Emily Morris on June 19, 2013 10:51am | Updated on June 19, 2013 11:59am

 Rosemary Krimbel, the city's chief of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, presents Dan Salls with a license to cook food on his Salsa Truck, the first in the city so honored.
Rosemary Krimbel, the city's chief of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, presents Dan Salls with a license to cook food on his Salsa Truck, the first in the city so honored.
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CHICAGO — The city announced the 14 food trucks that will serve up grub for the first time at the Taste of Chicago.

Up to seven trucks will be featured each evening during the Taste's run from July 10 to July 14 in Grant Park.

“Taste of Chicago was created to showcase the city’s culinary scene and food trucks are now a vibrant part of that scene,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “It’s only natural that the trucks join in on the premier food event of summer. We are excited that Taste continues to evolve.”

Trucks will begin selling at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 and continue through evening concerts. They'll be parked near the Petrillo Music Shell.

The food trucks will have to ante up a higher percentage of their Taste earnings than the brick-and-mortar restaurants at the event, and not all are licensed to cook onboard.

The Salsa Truck, the city's first truck with such a licence, will be at both the Taste and this year's Lollapalooza.

The full schedule:

Wednesday, July 10:
Bombay Wraps
Taquero Fusion
Giordano’s
The Fat Shallot
The Jerk
Royal Cupcakes and Bakes
Beavers Coffee and Donuts

Thursday, July 11:
Taquero Fusion
Giordano’s
Pork Chop
The Fat Shallot
Cheesies
Royal Cupcakes and Bakes
Beavers Coffee and Donuts

Friday, July 12:
Bombay Wraps
The Salsa Truck
JB Alberto Pizza
Pork Chop
The Jerk
Chicago Cupcake
Ice Cubed

Saturday, July 13:
Bombay Wraps
The Salsa Truck
JB Alberto Pizza
Pork Chop
Cheesies
Chicago Cupcake
Ice Cubed

Sunday, July 14:
Taquero Fusion
JB Alberto Pizza
The Fat Shallot
The Jerk
Chicago Cupcake
Ice Cubed
 

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