Taste of Chicago Preview in Daley Plaza

Enjoy a “taste” of Chicago’s favorite food and music festival at a special Taste of Chicago Preview on Wednesday, June 25 at Daley Plaza from 11am - 2pm. Featuring eight Taste of Chicago restaurants and food trucks, plus two “In the Kitchen with Mariano’s” chefs, the lunch time event includes:

  • Bridgeport Pasty (new food truck)
  • Chicago’s Dog House (new restaurant)
  • Lawrence’s Fisheries (new restaurant)
  • Mariano’s (new restaurant)
  • Mamma Mia  (new pop-up)
  • Connie’s Pizza
  • Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
  • The Smoke Daddy

Mariano’s, a new Taste partner and vendor, is bringing their culinary expertise to the Taste’s popular cooking demonstration area and the Preview will include a demonstration at noon from two of Chicago’s leading chefs – names TBA. 

The Preview will include music from the Taste schedule and attendees will have a chance to win a pair of concert tickets to one of the five shows via the Taste of Chicago and on ">Twitter.


  • When: Wednesday, June 25 (11am-2pm, cooking demos at 12pm)
  • Where: Daley Plaza
  • Cost: Free to enter, food and drink prices vary


The Taste of Chicago is July 9-13 in Grant Park. Tickets for the seating pavilion at Taste concerts can be purchased at  starting at $18.


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