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The Nosh Adds Two Weekday Lunch Markets in the Loop

 The Nosh, a weekly food festival, will have two lunch markets in the Loop this summer.
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THE LOOP — The Nosh is moving back outside for the summer.

The weekly food festival will serve lunch at two new locations through August: Two North Riverside Plaza, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and outside the Chicago Stock Exchange, 440 S. LaSalle St., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays.

The smaller LaSalle Street market, called Four40 Summer Eats, is already in its second week. The vendors are Chilapan in Logan Square, Pilsen's Dia De Los Tamales, food-truck-turned-Loop-restaurant Haute Sausage, New England Seafood Company in Lakeview, the startup Patti's Popcorn and Pecking Order, the Filipino chicken restaurant in Uptown.

The Riverside Plaza market begins June 5 and will assemble between 12 and 15 vendors weekly. Many of them were regulars at the Nosh's lunchtime pop-up inside Block Thirty Seven, which ends this week. The Plaza Project, a group that organizes cultural events on the plaza, was instrumental in bringing the food festival to the alfresco location, said Nosh spokeswoman Rachel Fletcher.

This is the second summer for the Nosh, which began as a Saturday market in Wicker Park. It moved indoors for the winter on Sundays alongside the Logan Square Farmers Market, and added a lunchtime market inside Block Thirty Seven.

The Saturday Nosh will not return to Wicker Park. Organizers are instead looking to relocate it near the Bloomingdale Trail park project dubbed The 606.

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