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Taste of Chicago 2016: Here's The Food

 New food coming to this summer's Taste of Chicago
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CHICAGO — This year's Taste of Chicago will feature eats from nearly 70 restaurants, including newcomers Firecakes Donuts, Gus's Fried Chicken and Taco in a Bag. 

City officials on Tuesday unveiled the restaurants coming to the annual food festival running from July 6-10 in Grant Park. Admission is free, with samples costing as little as $2.50 each. 

"This is a great way to celebrate what we love about our city," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. 

David Matthews talks about new foods and sounds at this year's Taste.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Music headliners will include The Roots and Billy Idol.

Once again, the festival will feature "pop-up" restaurants from acclaimed Chicago chefs including Graham Elliot and Kevin Hickey. Tickets to the "Celebrity Chef Du Jour" pop-ups are $45 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on the festival's website

Taste attractions will also include a "taste kitchen" with live cooking shows, and a podcast stage. 

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Here are the Taste's new restaurants:

•Abundance Bakery


•Auntie Vee's


•Da Lobsta

•Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

•Doom Street Eats

•Firecakes Donuts

•Frannie's Café Inc.

•Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

•The Happy Lobster Truck

•La Jefa

•La Patrona

•MAD Social


•Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

•Pork & Mindy's

•Rojo Gusano

•Taco in a Bag

•Texas de Brazil

Here's the full Taste lineup: 

Five-day restaurants:

Abundance Bakery (NEW)

Beat Kitchen

Billy Goat Tavern

BJ's Market & Bakery

Bobak Sausage Co.

Caffe Gelato

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

Chicago's Dog House

Churro Factory

Connie's Pizza

Dia De Los Tamales

Dinky Donuts Inc.

Eli's Cheesecake

Farmer's Fridge

Franco's Ristorante

Frannie's Cafe Inc. (NEW)

The Fudge Pot

Gold Coast Dogs


Kasia's Deli

La Bomba Restaurant

La Mexicana

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Miller's Pub

Oak Street Beach & Cafe

O'Briens Restaurant & Bar


Punky's Pizza & Pasta

Ricobene's on 26th St.

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs

Star of Siam

Texas de Brazil (NEW)


Vee-Vee's African Restaurant

Pop-Up Restaurants

Arami (NEW)


Demera Ethiopian Restaurant (NEW)

Doom Street Eats (NEW)

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken (NEW)

Jin Ju Restaurant

MAD Social (NEW)

nana (NEW)

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine (NEW)

Pork & Mindy's (NEW)

Puffs of Doom


Rojo Gusano (NEW)

Stan's Donuts & Coffee

Taco in a Bag (NEW)

Yum Dum

Food Trucks

Auntie Vee's (NEW)

Beavers Coffe + Donuts

Bruges Brothers

Chicago Lunchbox 

Da Lobsta (NEW)


The Fat Shallot

Firecakes Donuts (NEW)

Gino's Steaks Truck


The Happy Lobster Truck (NEW)

Harold's Chicken

Jack's Fork in the Road

La Cocinita

La Jefa (NEW)

La Patrona (NEW)

The Lifeway Kefir SHop

Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes

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