Al fresco Loop Lunch with The Nosh

With summer lasting about as long in Chicago as the Cubs' hopes for a World Series title restaurants with outside dining are hot commodities. This summer has taken their collection of local food vendors into the al fresco fray.

Every Thursday and Friday through August 29 Loop lunchers can pick up unique items that are freshly prepared. 440 Summer Eats has six rotating vendors and live music on Thursdays from 10:30am to 2pm at 440 S. LaSalle. On The Plaza features ten to twelve vendors and a DJ on Fridays from 11am to 2pm at Two North Riverside Plaza.

You can see some of their participating vendors on . Also starting today is quick-casual Mediterranean post Falafill, which will be featuring exclusive items only available at the market.

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