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Get The List: Taste Of Chicago 2012

You gotta pay for entertainment at the Taste this year!  Yup…if you want to see Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan or Death Cab For Cutie it will cost you $25.  Or…you could just stand next to the outdoor venue and listen for free.  Taste of Chicago 2012 dates: July 11 – 15, 2012 in Grant Park.

Check out the list of restaurants participating this year:

Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St.
Roasted Corn on the Cob; Fish and Chips; Irish Egg Rolls
TP: Fries with Irish Curry; Irish Egg Roll

Abundance Bakery
105 E. 47th St.
Caramel Cupcake; Blueberry Muffin; Caramel Pecan Cupcake; Brownie
TP:Butter Cookies; Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Adobo Grill
1601 N. Wells
Guacamole and Chips; Pork Tacos; Chicken Tamale; Churros
TP: Cheese Empanada; Churro

Alhambra Palace
1240 W. Randolph St.
Falafel Sandwich with Jerusalem Salad; Chicken Kabob Basket; Beef Shwarma Sandwich; Hummus
TP: Falafel with Hummus; Baklava

Arya Bhavan
2508 W. Devon
Samosa; Chana Masala; Geera (Cumin) Rice; Bhel
TP: Samosa; Bhel

Bacino’s Pizza of Lincoln Park
2204 N. Lincoln Ave.
Stuffed Spinach Pizza; Stuffed Sausage Pizza; Thin Crust Cheese Pizza; Thin Crust Sausage Pizza
TP: Stuffed Spinach Pizza; Thin Crust Cheese Pizza

Banana Leaf Restaurant
1948 E. 79th St.
Four Jerk Wings with Rice; Blackened Tilapia with Rice; Jerk Lamp Chop with Rice; Curry Vegetable Stir Fry
TP: Two Jerk Wings; Curry Vegetable Stir Fry

Beggars Pizza
310 S. Clinton
Thin Crust Cheese Pizza; Thin Crust Sausage Pizza; Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza; Deep Dish Sausage Pizza
TP: Thin Crust Sausage or Pepperoni Pizza; Mostaciolli with Marinara Sauce

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
1535 W. Madison Ave.
Rib Eye Steak Sandwich; Double Cheeseburger; Single Cheeseburger
TP: 1/2 Cheeseburger; Baked Potato Chips

BJ’s Market and Bakery
8734 S. Stony Island Ave.
Mustard-Fried Catfish; BBQ Turkey Tips; Fish Taco; Sweet Potato Chips
TP: Mustard-Fried Catfish; Peach Cobbler

Bobak Sausage Company
5275 S. Archer Ave.
Maxwell Polish Sausage; Beer Bratwurst Sausage; All Natural Chipotle Chicken Sausage; Ultimate Sausage Sampler Platter
TP: Mini Maxwell Street Polish Sausage; Mini Chipotle Chicken Sausage

300 W. 26th St.
Fire-Grilled Steak Taco; Tortilla Encrusted Tilapia Taco; Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Taco; Sampler Platter (all four tacos)
TP: Fire Grilled Steak Taco; Fire Roasted Veggie Taco

C’est Si Bon!
643 E. 47th St.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake; Collard Green Egg Roll; Cajun Meatballs; Spicy Chicken Wingettes & Sweet Potato Biscuit
TP: Cajun Meatballs; Fresh Fruit Cup

Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery
5569 N. Northwest Hwy.
Atomic Cake; Eclairs; Sweets on a Stick; Parfait Cup, Oreo
TP: Parfait Cup, Oreo; Eclairs

Chicago Joe’s
2256 W. Irving Park Rd.
Popcorn Shrimp with Fries; Calamari with Fries; Jumbo Fried Shrimp with Fries; Cheesy Seasoned Fries
TP: Cheesey Seasoned Fries; Firehouse Chili

Churro Factory
2214 S. Wolcott Ave.
Churros; Funnel Cake; Ice Cream; Frozen Bananas
TP: Mini Churros; Buñuelo Chips

Connie’s Pizza
2373 S. Archer Ave.
Deep Dish Cheese Pizza; Deep Dish Sausage Pizza; Gluten Free Pizza; Frozen Banana
TP: Mini Meatball Sandwich; Slice of Gluten Free Pizza

Cubby Bear
1059 W. Addison St.
Garlic Fries; BBQ Beef Sandwich; Mac and Cheese Bites; Maine Lobster Roll
TP: Mac and Cheese Bites; White Chicken Chili

Dominick’s (Chicagoland Locations)
Red/Green Seedless Grapes; Cherries; Watermelon Slice; Roasted Ultra Sweet Corn on the Cob
TP: 1/2 Watermelon Slice; Pineapple Bites

Eli’s Cheesecake
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.
Frozen Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper; Cookie Crazy Oreo Smoosh with Vanilla Ice Cream; Turtle Cheesecake; Plain Cheesecake (with or without strawberries)
TP: Plain Cheesecake; No-Sugar-Added Chocolate Cheesecake

Franco’s Ristorante
300 W. 31st St.
Italian Ice Combo; Italian Lemon or Watermelon Ice; Homemade Strawberry Gelato; Homemade Staciatella Gelato
TP: Lemon Italian Ice; Watermelon Italian Ice

The Fudge Pot
1532 N. Wells
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry; Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana; Combination: Strawberry, Fudge, Banana
TP: Baby Chocolate Frozen Banana; Chocolate Fudge

Garrett Popcorn Shops (Chicagoland and O’Hare Locations)
Popcornsicle; Caramel and Cheese Popcorn Mix; 1/2 lb. Mixed Nuts; Ice Cream
TP: Popcorn Ball; Mixed Nuts Sampler

Guey Lon
3968 N. Elston Ave.
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura; Orange Chicken with Fried Rice; Egg Roll; Crab Rangoon
TP: Pot Stickers; Vegetable Tempura

Harold’s Chicken #71

2109 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicken Wings; Chicken Nuggets; Fried Okra; Fries
TP: Fried String Beans; 1 Wing and Fried Okra

Harry Caray’s
33 W. Kinzie St.
Homemade Potato Chips; Fried Dough; Toasted Cheese Ravioli
TP: Toasted Cheese Ravioli; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

731 W. Maxwell St.
Sweet Potato Fries; Sweet Potato Hashbrowns; Maxwell Street Burger; BBQ Meatballs
TP: Sweet Potato Fries; Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Home Run Inn Pizza
4254 W. 31st St.
Cheese Pizza; Sausage Pizza; Chicken Wings; Cookie with Ice Cream
TP: Two Wings; Harvest Salad

4623 N. Broadway St.
Rice and Beans with Jerk and Plantain; Jollof and Oxtail; Coconut Rice with Sauteed Beef; Bissap Sorbet
TP: Jerk Chicken; Bissap Sorbet

JR Dessert Bakery
2841 W. Howard St.
Plain Cheesecake (with Fresh Strawberry or Caramel Pecan Sauce); Frozen Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bar; Key Lime Pie; Chocolate Molten Lava Cake (with or without Ice Cream)
TP: Plain Cheesecake; Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Kasia’s Deli
2101 W. Chicago Ave.
Pierogi (Potato, Sauerkraut, Beef, Potato Cheddar Jalapeno); Grilled Polish Sausage Sandwich with Sauteed Onions or Sauerkraut; Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce or Sour Cream; Chicken/Sausage Kabob with Vegetable Rice
TP: Cheese or Strawberry Blintz with Chocolate Topping; Potato Pierogi

La Justicia
3901 W. 26th St.
Enchiladas; Steak Taco with Pico de Gallo; Nachos (Steak or Chicken)
TP: Enchilada; Chicken Taco

Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt
1525 W. 79th St.
Catfish Po’Boy; Crawfish Boil; Chicken & Waffles; Beignets
TP: Beignets; Pralines and Cream

Lao Sze Chuan
2172 S. Archer Ave.
Dry Chili Chicken; Salt & Pepper Pork Rib; Crispy Shrimp in Lemon Sauce; Vegetable Fried Rice
TP: Dry Chili Chicken; Vegetarian Spring Roll

Lou Malnati’s Pizza
805 S. State St.
Sausage Pizza; Cheese Pizza; Chopped Salad; Bruschetta
TP:Chopped Salad; Bruschetta

Loving Hut
5812 N. Broadway
Home Run Ball (Fried Vegetable Textured Protein with Sweet/Spicy Sauce); Drumsticks; Kung Pao with Rice
TP: Drumsticks; Tiramisu

Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
1141 S. Jefferson St.
Barbequed Turkey Leg; Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich; Potato Pancakes; Apple Pie Square
TP: Apple Pie Square; Macaroni and Cheese

The Noodle Vietnamese Cuisine
2336 S. Wentworth Ave.
Bahn Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) with Beef or Chicken; Breaded Chicken with Butter Rice; Crab Rangoon; Red Bean, Boba Shaved Ice with Milk and Jelly
TP: Crab Rangoon; Sesame Beef on a stick

Oak Street Beach Café
5700 S. Cicero Ave.
Grilled Lobster Tail with Potato; Grilled Shrimp on a Skewer with Potato; Grilled Bourbon Chicken Wrap with Potato; Nachos with Cheese and Jalapenos
TP: Bourbon Chicken; Garlic Potatoes

1528 N. Wells St.
Celtic Corn on the Cob; Gourmet Beef Hot Dog (Chicago Style); Buffalo Popcorn Shrimp; French Fries
TP: Cherry Dumpling; French Fries

Original Rainbow Cone
9233 S. Western Ave.
Original Rainbow Cone (Cake or Waffle); Cookie Dough or Cookies and Cream Cone; Waffle Cone Sundae (Vanilla Yogurt with Blueberries and Strawberries)
TP: Taster Cup of Rainbow; Dream Cup (Vanilla Yogurt with Orange Sherbet)

Parrot Cage Restaurant
7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Turkey Meatloaf “Cupcakes”; Seafood Gumbo; Seafood Salad; Red Velvet Cupcake
TP: Red Velvet Cupcake; Seafood Gumbo

Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna
130 S. Halsted St.
Gyros; Greek Chicken on Pita; Loukaneko; Soutzoukia
TP: Loukaneko; Baklava

Polka Sausage and Deli
8753 Commercial Ave.
Polish Sausage Sandwich with Kraut; Bratwurst Sandwich with Kraut; Grilled Chicken Breast with Onions; Pierogi with Sour Cream
TP: Pierogi; Bratwurst Sandwich

Polo Café & Catering
3322 S. Morgan St.
BBQ Grilled Boneless Pork Chop Slider with Grilled Onions; Baked Salmon Mini Burger; Crab Cake Nuggets; Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Bread
TP: Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Bread; Cheesy Homemade Cajun Chips

Reggio’s Pizza
1339 S. Halsted St.
Turkey Sausage Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust; Sausage Pizza; Cheese Pizza; Red, White and Blue Italian Ice
TP: Cherry Italian Ice; Cheese Pizza

252 W. 26th St.
Italian Breaded Steak Sandwich; Beef & Sausage Combo; Fresh Cut Fries with Cheese; Boneless Buffalo Wings
TP: Italian Breaded Steak Sandwich; Breaded Eggplant Sandwich

Robinson’s No.1 Ribs
225 S. Canal St.
BBQ Ribs; Rib Tip Combo; Boneless Rib Sandwich; Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Fries
TP: Chicken Tenders; Sweet Potato Fries

Sabor Latino
3808 W. North Ave.
Steak & Onions with Rice and Pigeon Peas; Puerto Rican Steak Sandwich; Steak Jaibarito Sandwich; Pork Filled Banana Dumpling
TP: Jibarito; Coconut Ice

The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division
Pulled Pork; Pulled Chicken; BBQ Chips
TP: Pulled Pork; Pulled Chicken

Star of Siam
11 E. Illinois St.
Pot Stickers; Pad Thai Noodles; Grilled Chicken Satay; Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura
TP: Pot Stickers; Pad Thai Noodles

Starfruit Cafe
2142 N. Halsted
Original Flavor Frozen Kefir with 2 toppings; Pomegranate Frozen Kefir with 2 toppings; Birthday Cake Frozen Kefir with 2 toppings; Strawberry Flavor Frozen Kefir with 2 toppings
TP: Pomegranate Frozen Kefir; Original Flavor Frozen Kefir

Texas de Brazil
51 E. Ohio
Signature Garlic-Marinated Picanha; Brazilian Sausage; Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon; Combo Platter
TP: Quinoa Salad; Brazilian Sausage; Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 N Fairbanks Ct.
Buffalo Wings with Ranch; Chicken Fingers and Tots; Footlong Corn Dog; Cheesy Tater Tots
TP: Buffalo Wings; Fresh Carrots, Celery and Ranch

1014 W. Taylor St.
Italian Beef Sandwich; Italian Sausage Sandwich; Italian Turkey Meatballs; Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich
TP: Toasted Cheese Ravioli; Italian Sausage Sandwich

Tutto Italiano
501 S. Wells St.
Fried Ravioli with Marinara; Steak Burger with Blue Cheese; Grilled Chicken Mozzarella Sandwich; Lemon-Lime Ice
TP: Italian Fries; Seasoned Fries

Vee Vee’s African Cuisine
6232 N. Broadway St.
Fried Plantain with Sauteed Goat Meat; Red Beans and Rice with Grilled Jerk Chicken; Jollof Rice with Sauteed Goat Meat; Red Beans & Rice with Fried Plantain
TP: Red Beans and Rice with Jerk Chicken; Jollof Rice with Sauteed Goat Meat

10 W. Hubbard St.
Chimichurri Popcorn Shrimp; Grilled Chicken Kabab with Tomatillo Potatoes and Charred Onions; Pulled Beef, Crisped Onion, Mint Mayo Sandwich; Ginger Dusted Crisp Apple Fritter with Mango Cardamom Sauce
TP: Mango Dusted Fries with Tamarind Chutney; Grilled Chicken Kabab with Tomatillo Potatoes and Charred Onions

Vienna Beef/Gold Coast Dog (Chicagoland Locations)
Hot Dog (Chicago Style or Plain); Fire Dog; Polish Sausage with Grilled Onions and Mustard; French Fries
TP: Mini Corn Dogs; Pickle on a Stick

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