Chow Town

FOOD FROM CHICAGO’S OWN

Curated by Chicago’s own celebrity chef Graham Elliot, Chow Town offers the most delicious festival food, drinks and sweets from the Windy City’s favorite restaurants. We aim to offer our patrons much more than the typical “carnival” type fare.

Check out our 2017 Chow Town vendors below!


Bella Bacinos

Bella Bacinos

Bella Bacinos is the home of Chicago’s favorite stuffed and thin crust pizzas! Pizza Cups Milano, Bacino’s creation introduced to considerable acclaim at the 2015 Worlds Fair in Milan. Italy. Bacinos was honored to be one of two Chicago restaurants chosen to represent Chicago at this international event.

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Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern

Home of the Original Chicago Burger, The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern has been serving up its “Cheezborgers!” to Chicagoans and patrons worldwide since 1934. From the famous Billy Goat Curse to the inspiration behind the SNL “Cheezborger!” skit, the Billy Goat has become a Chicago icon and a popular destination for people worldwide to visit.

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BJ's Market & Bakery

BJ's Market & Bakery

In a quest to provide quality foodservice establishments in his community, Chef John Meyer opened BJ’s Market & Bakery in 1997. He combines comfort food, reasonable prices, great customer service in an upscale atmosphere in three locations. Since opening, BJ’s Market & Bakery has been acclaimed by Chicago’s most notable food critics.

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Broken English Taco Pub

Broken English Taco Pub

Broken English is a taco pub located in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Broken English Taco Pub brings traditional flavors in a vibrant atmosphere.

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Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Cheesie’s Pub & Grub is Chicago’s first Grilled Cheese Restaurant! We offer a wide variety of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade sides, soups and drinks. Cheesie’s also offers a full service bar and a late night menu. Stop by our locations in Lakeview, Evanston, Wicker Park, Gurne and the food truck!

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Chubby Wieners

Chubby Wieners

In 2005 the Fourkas brothers got the BIG idea to open a hot dog stand, but not just any hot dog stand, they decided to open, THE GREATEST HOTDOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! Chubby Wieners is re-defining what Chicago-Style food is all about. Try Chubby Wieners yourself, and let it be known, IT IS, THE GREATEST HOTDOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN!

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Connie's Pizza

Connie's Pizza

My father, Jim Stolfe traded his 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire for a small pizza joint on Chicago’s Southside. Humbled beginnings evolved into a strong family business and one of the most beloved pizzas in Chicago, Connie’s Pizza. Over the years, our classic family recipes have brought joy to the hearts and homes of many.

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County BBQ

County BBQ

Located in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood, County is an authentic BBQ joint that pays homage to the best BBQ across the country. Chosen as a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient 3 years in a row! (2014, 2015, 2016)

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Dark Matter Coffee

Dark Matter Coffee

In a world driven by technology and science, we are the gravitational resistance rooted in skill and philosophy. An innovative culinary family fueled by community and passion to deliver the most intellectually honest coffee you will experience.

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Dia De Los Tamales

Dia De Los Tamales

Dia De Los Tamales has become your festival hub for all things corn! We are thrilled to be back at Lollapalooza this year, don’t forget we have vegetarian and vegan options, and ALL our tamales are gluten free!

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Edzo's Burger Shop

Edzo's Burger Shop

What do you get when you take a fine-dining chef with experience working in Barcelona and Italy and put him to work at a classic old-school burger-and-fries joint? Edzo’s! The perfect mash-up of high-minded and lowbrow, easygoing and gourmet, serious yet fun. Freshly-ground burgers, hand-cut fries, and great shakes, always with a funky twist!

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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

There is no right or wrong when it comes to cooking. You go to the market, grab whatever ingredients look like they’re at their peak, head to your kitchen, and cook whatever you’re feeling at that very moment.

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Harold's Chicken

Harold's Chicken

Harold’s Chicken is a Chicago staple, and often referred to as, “The Chicken King”. Founded in 1950 in Chicago. Harold’s Chicken has become a staple in many communities across the state of Illinois, and throughout the country. Our food is known for its freshness, and often topped off with our flavorful mild sauce. “One Bite and We Gotcha”!!!

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Harris Ice

Harris Ice

Harris Ice is the only minority owned and operated manufacturing and distribution company in the United States of ice. As a maker of block, cube, and snow cone ice, it’s flavors and freshness is what tops the rest. We look forward to serving and meeting your cooling off needs as we invite you to try our famous snow cones.

Kamehachi

Kamehachi

Kamehachi is Chicago’s Original Sushi Bar, serving the finest sushi and Japanese food since 1967. Family-owned for three generations, Kamehachi has locations in Chicago’s Old Town, suburban Northbrook, a Sushi Cafe in the downtown Loop, and a Sushi Bar at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.

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Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream

Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream

Kilwins Chicago is the most amazing ice cream and confection shop in Chicago. We were voted best fudge in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. We make our product right before your eyes with the best ingreidents ever. We are known for our ice cream and tourists love us.

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Kuma's Corner

Kuma's Corner

Kuma’s Corner is excited to return to Lollapalooza after a 5 year hiatus! We will be harshing your mellow and serving the best burgers on the planet! Kuma’s Corner now has 5 locations with the original at 2900 W Belmont and additional locations in Lakeview, Schaumburg, Indianapolis and now open in the West Loop at 852 W. Fulton Market.

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Leghorn Chicken

Leghorn Chicken

We make mouthwatering delicious chicken and listen to hardcore rap! We proudly and enthusiastically champion gay rights, 2% of or revenue is donated to organizations that support gay rights. We are emphatically uninterested in your organized religion, secular religion, Agnosticism, Atheism or Nontheism (whatever tickles your pickle).

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati’s is famous for its authentic pizza in the pan. For more than 40 years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving legendary Chicago style pizza, with ingredients that can’t be matched, to pizza lovers near and far. When you take a bite of Lou’s deep dish masterpiece, you are taking a bite of history. Enjoy!

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MAD Social

MAD Social

MAD Social opened in the City’s trendy West Loop neighborhood and is the the newest restaurant to fall under the Stefani Restaurants umbrella. Staying close to the family values cherished, the restaurant is welcoming and cheerful with delicious dishes. MAD Social has a modern American menu with globally inspired twists that is meant for sharing.

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MBurger

MBurger

MBurger has been serving Chicago for 7 years! This handmade burger joint offers fresh, high quality ingredients, such as 100% Angus Beef burgers in a fun atmosphere. Our Chicago Double was voted Top 10 Burgers by Time Out. We have been making customers happy at Lollapalooza for the past four years, an event that we look forward to every year.

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Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro was the dream of Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar, Murphy’s Bleachers. His dream was to bring the food, drink and experience of the pubs that he had visited in Ireland to Chicago. Opening in 2005, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro has served up gastro-pub fare with traditional Irish pub favorites.

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Original Rainbow Cone

Original Rainbow Cone

A Chicago favorite, Original Rainbow Cone opened in 1926 when Joseph Sapp sliced five flavors of ice cream – chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio, and orange sherbet – onto a cone. Today, Rainbow Cone is still made with the top-secret recipe and housed in its original location at 92nd Western Ave.

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Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

My father, Rudy Malnati Sr. opened his first restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, in 1943. I opened Pizano’s in 1991 and this legacy is our foundation. I learned about pizza from my father and with that knowledge developed our now famous thin crust pizza that Oprah has called “her favorite” and the USA Today listed as Top 10 in the Nation.

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Pork & Mindy's

Pork & Mindy's

We believe that the best way to bring people together is by connecting them through food, music and art. So that’s what we do. Led by our Executive Chef Jeff Mauro all of our food is meticulously crafted to create complex, one-of-a-kind flavor profiles using natural and simple ingredients. We’re not just your average BBQ joint, we are creative BBQ.

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Robinson No. 1 Ribs

Robinson No. 1 Ribs

Robinson No.1 Ribs was opened after Charlie Robinson won the first Mike Royko Ribfest in Grant Park in 1982, beating over 400 contestants. Which led Robinson to opening his first restaurant in 1983 and the bottling of his BBQ Sauce. Now 34 years later Robinsons is still going strong with 2 locations and various satellite locations across the city.

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Sausage Haus

Sausage Haus

Inspired Catering & Events, formerly Phil Stefani Signature Events, has been creating extraordinary events for over 25 years. Our experienced team is committed to delivering creative solutions for your event planning needs.

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Tallboy Taco

Tallboy Taco

Tallboy Taco opened 3 years ago, in the bar area of Nacional 27. Our Chef came back from a journey to Mexico and started making tortillas, al pastor off the spit, fried fish, and other favorites from his visit. He is tall and acts like a boy, simple and to the point, just like our tacos!

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Tank Noodle

Tank Noodle

Cultured around Vietnam, Tank Noodle thrives on providing the best traditional dish in Chicago. LOVE IS OUR SECRET INGREDIENT! FAMILY KEEPS US GOING! We believe that the best way to run a restaurant is when you are supported by family. We have a great system that allows trust, growth, and honesty to help our business continue to succeed.

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The Goddess And Grocer

The Goddess And Grocer

The Goddess And Grocer is a one-stop gourmet deli, innovative with an edge, serving up the freshest prepared foods, mouth-watering sandwiches (the Egg Salad is one of Chicago Magazine’s “Best Of”), carefully curated retail products and a selection of wines and craft beers.

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The Lifeway Kefir Shop

The Lifeway Kefir Shop

At Lifeway Foods, we are on a mission. Like all good missions, ours is simply expressed: We’re here to provide the best in probiotic and nutritious foods. We’re here to improve the health of our customers. We’re here to change the meaning of the word delicious, and to have a little fun along the way.

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The Smoke Daddy

The Smoke Daddy

The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago’s hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. We smoke all of our meats in house each day in the “Lil Red Smoker.” We take great pride in offering live music seven nights a week at no cost to you. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some of our amazing BBQ and we’ll be waitin’ for ya!

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Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe

Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe

Ice Cream HEAVEN is Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe. At it’s 11th year in Gilberts, IL we offer a different twist when it comes to ice cream. We are “Home of the BIG Scoop” and our gourmet ice cream unique creations offer the crowd at outdoor events something very special. For 8 years, we have had the pleasure of offering our treats at Lollapalooza.

Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns

Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns

As the first shop of its kind in America, Wow Bao redefines breakfast, lunch and dinner with their signature steamed buns, known as “bao.” Our pan-Asian menu features eight flavors of bao, in addition to pan-seared potstickers, fresh soups and salads, rice, noodle and quinoa bowls, and homemade ginger ale.

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