Taste of Chicago food vendors serve up high numbers despite weather

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While rain ruined Taste of Chicago gourmands’ day on Saturday, visitors still turned out to eat their fair share from Taste vendors. Here are the numbers from the city’s organizers.


Stuffed Spinach Pizza Slice: 6,000 slices

Thin Crust Cheese Pizza Slice: 4,000 slices

Stuffed Sausage Pizza Slice: 2,000 slices

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BJ’s Market and Bakery

Mustard-Fried Catfish: 3,900 lbs

Peach Cobbler: 6,000 portions

Homemade Potato Chips: 3,600 lbs

Billy Goat Tavern

Cheeseborgers: 6,500-7,000 Cheeseborgers

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

Chicken Tacos: 16,000 tacos

Tamales: 8,000 tamales

Chicago’s Dog House

Smoked Alligator Sausage: 1,500 lbs.

Infused Cheddar Bacon Sausage: 700 lbs.

Mayor Daley “Tribute Dog”: 300 lbs.

Churro Factory

Churros: 20,000 pieces

Funnel Cake: 10,000 pieces

Ice Cream: 5,000 portions

Eli’s Cheesecake

Cheesecake: More than 35,000+ slices

Franco’s Ristorante

Lemon Italian Ice: 700 gallons

Watermelon Italian Ice: 500 gallons

Sea Salt Caramel Gelato: 400 gallons

Garifuna Flava

Jerk Chicken: 3,000 Lbs.

Panades: 4,000 pieces

Fried Ripe Plantains: 3,500 pieces

Gold Coast Dogs

Chicago Style Hot Dogs: 7,200 hot dogs


Jerk Chicken: 2,520 lbs.

Oxtails w/ Jollof Rice: 1,700 pieces

Lawrence’s Fisheries

Large Fried Shrimp: 1,020 lbs.

Frog Legs: 3,000 portions

Fish Chips: 1,170 portions

Lou Malnati’s

Sausage Pizza: 15,000 slices

Cheese Pizza: 18,000 slices

Chopped Salad: 5,000 portions

M Burger

Old Fashioned Hamburgers: 6,000 burgers

Bacon Grilled Cheese: 5,500 sandwiches

Single Cheeseburger: 3,500 burgers

Mamma Mia

Rigatoni Alla Vodka: 3,500 portions

Spaghetti Bolognese: 3,000 portions

Chicken Fingers w/ Marinara: 1,500 portions


Watermelon Slice: 21,960 slices

Roasted Sweet Corn: 14,770 ears

Italian Sausage and Melrose Peppers: 6,800 sandwiches

Mayan Sol Latin Grill

Empanadas Colombianas: 2,800 pieces

Rellenitos: 300 pieces

Chuchitos: 400 pieces

Oak Street Beach Cafe

Bourbon Chicken Slider: 4,000 portions

Loaded Nachos: 3,000 portions

Grilled “Slipper” Tail Lobster: 2,500 portions


Corn: 7,560 ears

Original Rainbow Cone

Original Rainbow Cone: 5,000 cones, 15,000 taster cups


Garlic Pasta Marinara: 400 lbs. pasta; 40 lbs. garlic!

Meatball Slider: 800 meatballs


Breaded Steak Sandwich: 15,000 portions

Fresh Cut Fries w/ Cheese: 3,000 portions

Boneless Buffalo Wings: 3,000 portions

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

Rib Tips: 10,000 lbs.

Boneless Ribs: 6,000 lbs.

Chicken Tender: 4,000 lbs.

Star of Siam

Pot Stickers: 7,500 orders

Pad Thai Noodles: 7,500 orders

Grilled Chicken Satay: 1,000 orders

The Fudge Pot

Fudge: 2,000 lbs.

Chocolate Strawberries: 6,400 strawberries

Chocolate Frozen Bananas: 8,000 bananas

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