The city today announced the list of 20 "pop-up" restaurant's for this year's Taste of Chicago.
New this year, many of the restaurants will be on site for two days in a row. Also, one additional daily Pop-Up booth will be presented for more dining options for the July 10-14 food fest in Grant Park.
"The Pop-Up Restaurant feature was introduced at Taste of Chicago last year as a new way to showcase unique neighborhood restaurants and emerging culinary gems," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the announcement. "The program was successful last year and we're thrilled to welcome Pop-Ups back along with some new additions, giving residents and visitors a great way to enjoy some of our newer culinary and neighborhood choices during this year's festival."
New restaurants participating in the Pop-Ups program this year are: Hearty Restaurant, Punky's Pizza & Pasta, Pecking Order, Taco Joint Urban Taqueria & Cantina, Terzo Piano and Kilwin's Chocolates.
Pop-Ups will accept the same food tickets as five-day restaurants: Strips of 12 are $8; available at the on-site Taste ticket booths. Discounted tickets will be available at Dominick's food store locations ($7 for strip of 12) July 1-9 only. For complete information, visit tasteofchicago.us.
The lineup of Pop-Up Restaurants includes:
JULY 10: Jin Ju; Hearty Restaurant; Inspiration Kitchen; Riva
JULY 11: Pecking Order; Hearty Restaurant; Inspiration Kitchen; Punky's Pizza & Pasta
JULY 12: Pecking Order; Taco Joint Urban Taqueria & Cantina; Punky's Pizza & Pasta
JULY 13: Garifuna Flava; Terzo Piano, Cafe Vienna and Catering; Taco Joint Urban Taqueria & Cantina
JULY 14: Terzo Piano; Garifuna Flava; Cafe Vienna and Catering; Kilwin's Chocolates