Yesterday we told you about the Vendy Awards that will take place at Kendall College, but in just 2 days 17 food trucks and a heap of restaurants that love them (some were them) will set
up shop for us to enjoy a smorgasbord of awesome. We gotta say, we love this event trend: this, the Vendys, and potentially monthly events in the West Loop (more to come).
When: Saturday September 21, 2013, 11am-10pm
Where: Kendall College parking lot, 900 N. Branch St.
Who: Food trucks & restaurants listed below
There are several new food trucks here that we’ve never tried, so when we arrive we will start by visiting these trucks: Greek Eats, Windy City Patty Wagon, Chicago Lunchbox, Husky Hog BBQ. This is also one of Fischman’s Wagyu Wagon’s first events (if not THE first event) since relaunching, so we’ll definitely check out what’s new with them as well since being bought by Fischman’s Liquor (we assume by the name, we haven’t yet confirmed, sorry to go all CNN on you on this one).
If you are reading this and you’ve never been to a food truck in Chicago,
Do you miss Amy Le’s food via Duck n’ Roll? Have you not been able to make it to her new restaurant, Saucy Porka? Have no fear! Saucy Porka is one of the restaurants on the list of participants. Plus, arguable Chicago’s taco with the longest wait – Big Star! – will be there!
If you have tips about the other restaurants, please leave them in the comments below!
Who will be there?
On the event’s official website the following are listed as participants.
*designates a truck that is outfitted to cook and prepare on board usually, though all can at a private event like this
Fischman’s Wagyu Wagon*
Beavers Coffee & Donuts*
Greek Eats (New to us!)
Husky Hog BBQ*
Windy City Patty Wagon*
Get Curried Away
The Slide Shoppe (a.k.a The Slide Ride- we’ll have to get the scoop on the name, comment below if you know why the change)
Chicago Lunchbox (New to us!)
Longman & Eagle
Dia De Los Tamales
Table Donkey & Stick
Puffs of Doom
“Benefiting Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters, a national non-profit attempting to end childhood hunger in America, Chicago Food Social will bring together food aficionados in an affordable, accessible, and entertaining manner,” says the official event website.
“The superb culinary skills from some of the top students at the nationally acclaimed Kendall College will be on display, with local chef demonstrations, plus hands-on culinary activities for adults and kids,” says the official event website.”
Complimenting the exceptional culinary experience will be Leinenkugel and Pilsner Urquell beers, Bridlewood and Naked Grape wine offerings, Tito’s Vodka cocktails and the Tito’s 1965 air stream trailer lounge straight from the VIP section of Lollapalooza
Entertainment programmed by West Town’s Empty Bottle Presents
11:30am – Todayshits