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Taste of Chicago announces five-day restaurant lineup

Taste Chicago. | Keith Hale ~ Sun-Times File Photo

Taste of Chicago. | Keith Hale ~ Sun-Times File Photo

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Updated: June 1, 2012 7:34AM

Jennifer Hudson and Death Cab for Cutie have already been announced among the music lineup for the 2012 Taste of Chicago, but now the real headliners have been revealed -- the restaurants.

The five-day restaurant lineup includes many of the long-standing favorites. Pazzo’s is the only new restaurant to the list.

The five-day restaurants will be in addition to the previously released list of 15 pop-up restaurants that will be serving at the summer festival.

The 2012 Taste of Chicago five-day restaurant lineup:

Abbey Pub

3420 W. Grace


2204 N. Lincoln Avenue

Billy Goat Inn

1535 W. Madison

BJ’s Market & Bakery

8734 S. Stony Island


5275 S. Archer Ave.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

300 W. 26th St.

Churro Factory

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.


2372 S. Archer

Cubby Bear

1059 W. Addison




6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive

Franco’s Ristorante

300 W. 31st St.

Gold Coast Dogs

225 S. Canal

Harold’s Chicken

2109 S. Wabash


4623 N. Broadway


2101 W. Chicago

Lao Sze Chuan

2172 S. Archer

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

805 S. State Street

Manny’s Coffee Shop

1141 S. Jefferson

Oak Street Beach Café

5700 S. Cicero

O’Brien’s Restaurant

1528 N. Wells

Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S. Western


311 S. Wacker

Polo Café and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.

3322 S. Morgan

Reggio’s Pizza Express III

1339 S. Halsted


252 W. 26th Street

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

225 S. Canal St

Sabor Latino

3810 W. North Ave.

Star of Siam

11 E. Illinois

Texas de Brazil

51 E. Ohio

The Fudge Pot

1532 N. Wells

The Noodle Vietnamese Restaurant

2336 S. Wentworth

The Smoke Daddy

1804 W. Division

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

622 N. Fairbanks


1014 W. Taylor St.

Tutto Italiano

501 S. Wells Street

Vee Vees

6232 N. Broadway

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