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Pilsen Food Truck Social Announces Full Food And Music Lineup

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 2, 2016 5:10PM

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The Chicago Cupcake Truck at last year's Social, photo courtesy the Pilsen Food Truck Social

The organizers of the Pilsen Food Truck Social just released the full lineup of food trucks and music taking part in the Lower West Side event from June 11 to 12.

With over two dozen food trucks participating over the two day event, there should be no shortage of choices for attendees. A wide variety of trucks will be on hand including 5411 Empanadas, Tamale Spaceship and Da Lobsta. And if you're feeling like some more straightforward snacks, head over to Gino's Steak Truck, Giordano's or Kate & Jan Hotdogs. And you can be sure to find us in line for some stuffed goodness from the Pierogi Wagon. Once you’re done with lunch/dinner you can finish it all off with some Beavers Coffee & Donuts or a tasty treat from Chicago Cupcake. Or you can start with those trucks; there are no rules!

But it's not just food trucks making this a party worth attending. A number of area restaurants will also be participating, so look for goodies from Honky Tonk BBQ (a Chicagoist favorite), Dia De Los Tamales, Bellis and Azul18.

If you don't immediately slip into a food coma with all the culinary options, then get ready to dance at the Social as well. The musical entertainment is being curated by Thalia Hall, and includes a diverse selection of acts including headliners Sonorama and CumbiaSazo!, Sam Prekop's indie pop, and party jams from both The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck. Each day will kick off with DJs from 606 Records (another Chicagoist favorite) warming up the crowds. You can view the full live music schedule here.

The Pilsen Food Truck Social takes place on on 18th Street at Allport Street on June 11 to 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Organizers are asking for a suggested $5 donation, and a portion of the proceeds from the Social will benefit a number of community organizations, including the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, ABC Pilsen and St. Procopius Church's soup kitchen and food pantry.

The full list of food trucks participating is:

5411 Empanadas
Aztec Daves
Beavers Coffee & Donuts
Boo Coo Roux
Bruges Brothers
Caponies Express
Chicago Cupcake
Chicago Lunchbox
The Corner Farmacy
Da Lobsta
Gino's Steak Truck
Jack's Fork in the Road
Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill
Kate & Jan Hotdogs
La Cocinita
Loop Juice
Pierogi Wagon
Piko Street Kitchen
Starfruit Café
Tamale Spaceship
La Jefa (Saturday only)
The Fat Shallot (Saturday only)
The Fat Pickle (Sunday only)
La Patrona (Sunday only)