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Chicago Food Truck Fest Descends On Sox Park In June

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 27, 2014 7:10PM

2014_3_27_foottruckfest.png Depending on how you look at Chicago’s food truck scene it’s either thriving or in a holding pattern. The buzz that began with long-gone trucks like the Gaztro-Wagon and Meatyballs Mobile has given way to a broad, but not especially deep, culture of mobile restaurants.

The Chicago Food Truck Fest aims to definitively make its mark as the food truck festival to attend when it descends on U.S. Cellular Field June 7. Organizers are working on a lineup they claim will be 20 strong and include some of the best and most popular trucks in Chicago. Cynics will joke that two-thirds of the lineup will consist of cucpcake and sweets trucks but the fact that there are even 20 food trucks in Chicago when the city was antagonistic to the idea of them six to seven years ago is cause for celebration.

The fest promises to be family friendly. Children under age 12 will be admitted for free. There will be games and live music, while beer and wine will be available for purchase and a portion of the gate from the event will go to charity. The ticket prices are also affordable. General admission tickets are $10 while VIP tickets are only $25.

The Chicago Food Truck Fest takes place June 7 from noon until 9 p.m. Purchase advance tickets here.