Category archives for: Illinois

Chicago, IL: Emporium Logan Square to House a Food Truck; Hoping to Open Before Summer

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There will be a food truck inside the space serving sandwiches utilizing bread from Mindy Segal’s bakery next door.

Chicago, IL:Chicago’s Gourmet Food Trucks on A Bumpy Road to Growth

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Customers line up at the Fat Shallot during lunchtime in the Loop.

The foodie culture surrounding gourmet food trucks in Chicago and elsewhere has been a draw for trained chefs who aspire to start their own businesses and for customers who can sample up-and-coming cuisine.

Chicago, IL: Food Truck Series Part 2 – Ice-Cubed

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Ice-Cubed strives to entice you to expand your preconceived notions of frozen desserts and ultimately to delight your taste buds. F

Rolling Meadows, IL: Rolling Meadows Farmers & Trucks will Return Next Year

Rolling Meadows "Farmers & Food Trucks" will return for a second season next year, with even more vendors expected to take part, city officials recently announced. The market — held the fourth Saturday of each month from May through September, features a mix of produce and craft vendors with food trucks.

Rolling Meadows’ “Farmers & Food Trucks” will return for a second season next year, giving shoppers cause to hope that a familiar “farmer” will be back his homegrown produce.

Chicago, IL: Try the Best Street Food at Chicago’s 1st Annual Vendy Awards!

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Don’t miss the 1st Annual Vendy Awards in Chicago on October 5th at Kendall College. Treat yourself to eats from the most sought-after food trucks and carts in Chicago.

Arlington Heights, IL: The Food Trucks Are Coming!

Chicago food trucks at a suburban church picnic? Check!

All food for the event will be available for purchase from two popular Chicago-based food trucks

Chicago, IL: NYC Street Food Awards “The Vendys” Expands to Chicago

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The Vendy Awards not only brings together people selling from trucks, but sidewalk and stoop chefs are also welcome, which means you’ll get to try the most authentic grub Chicago has to offer.

Bolingbrook, IL: Bolingbrook Native Returns Home to Start Food Truck Business

Chef Tobaris Doss works inside his recently refurbished DHL delivery truck Friday Sept. 13. Doss has turned it into a gourmet food truck, one of the few gourmet food trucks in the area. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

I serve a local customer base, so I wanted all the ingredients to be fresh and from the area. I buy the vegetables from markets and farmers, the buns are from nearby bakeries and I butcher all the meat myself.

Chicago, IL: Some Chicago Food Truck Love

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There are certain food trucks that I’ve been following for a few years now, deliciously devoted. I never really thought that so many NEW food trucks would be popping up along the way, so I didn’t really frequently check out new arrivals. The other day I came across an article talking about some of the food truck laws and it cited some new truck names that intrigued me. Thankfully with Twitter, lots of these trucks are super easy to follow.

Chicago, IL: Food Trucks Jockey for Top Spots

Food fight: A city ordinance passed in July 2012 calls for trucks to obey a two-hour limit for each of the designated food truck locations. This seems to cause truck owners much consternation. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

Steve Maxwell had spent most of his recent Thursday lunchtimes downtown selling Indian specialties out of his Curried food truck in the roundabout in front of NBC Tower