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Taste of Chicago

By Margaret Lyons in Food on Jun 25, 2004 5:31PM

2004.6.25.taste.gifTaste of Chicago has finally arrived, meaning it’s time to chow down and use some ticket currency. Taste runs today through July 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (and 9:30 p.m. on July 3 and 4). This year’s line-up has a bunch of old favorites, but newbies include: (the number in parenthesis is the number of tickets; 11 tickets = $7)

Abbey Pub and Restaurant: Fish and chips (9 tickets); corn on the cob (4 tickets); baked potato with toppings (6 tickets); curry fries (5 tickets).
Taste portion: curry fries (3 tickets).

Atrium Restaurant and Bakery: Gyros (8 tickets); greek chicken on pita (8 tickets); saganaki (fried cheese) (6 tickets); baklava (4 tickets).
Taste portion: saganaki (fried cheese) (3 tickets).

Chicago Joe's: Joe's firehouse chili (5 tickets); seafood gumbo (5 tickets); four coconut shrimp (9 tickets); fried calamari (7 tickets).
Taste portion: chili (3 tickets).

Penang Cuisine: Roti canai (homemade Indian-style pancake with curry chicken and potato dipping sauce) (9 tickets); satay chicken and beef (8 tickets); fried banana (6 tickets); coconut pudding (4 tickets).
Taste portion: roti canai (3 tickets).

Stanley's Kitchen and Tap: Binyon's turtle soup (4 tickets); macaroni with three cheeses (6 tickets); sausage macaroni and cheese (7 tickets); sweet potato pie (5 tickets).
Taste portion: binyon's turtle soup (3 tickets).

Taqueria Los Comales: Steak tacos (2) (6 tickets); al pastor tacos (pork) (6 tickets); cecina tacos (marinated strip steak) (6 tickets); steak torta (6 tickets).
Taste portion: steak taco (3 tickets).

Tiparo's Thai Cuisine: Pot sticker (chicken dumpling) (6 tickets); chicken curry puff (6 tickets); shrimp fried rice (8 tickets); chicken satay with peanut sauce and cucumber salad (8 tickets).
Taste portion: shrimp fried rice (3 tickets).

(via Metromix)

The Gourmet Dining Pavilion offers fancier dishes, with a different restaurant presenting their tasties every day. Oh man, Chicagoist is drooling already.

There’s a lot of info out there about Taste, but Chicagoist if a big fan of the Sun-Times’s interactive map. Also, there will be free diapers for babies and free water for senior citizens. Everyone in between, crap your pants and drink at your own expense. See you there.