4/12/2013 01:10:00 PM

Food Trucks Now Welcome at The Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago gradually lost momentum over the past few years to the point where it almost ceased to exist. Almost. The latest attempt to revive The Taste will bring food trucks to the festival (July 10-14). According to DNA Info, the office of Mayor Rahm Emmauel announced it invites licensed trucks to participate in this year’s food festival. Tucks will be parked on the concrete path east of the lawn adjacent to the Portillo Music Shell. All trucks must accept Taste tickets (12 for $8), and serve regular and tasting portions of their regular offerings.

"The food-truck industry continues to build in strength and numbers, and my administration is committed to creating the conditions and opportunities that will allow this industry to thrive, create jobs and support a vibrant food culture across Chicago," Emanuel said. "This will be a great way for many Chicagoans to get a sense of the excitement of this industry and sample some great food." This announcement comes after the first two trucks (Salsa Truck and Jerk) were granted mobile food preparers license and allowed to cook on board. A third truck recently passed inspections. The West Loop restaurant Porkchop will soon be serving a mobile version of its menu in a truck with the same name.


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