On August 11th, 2013, during our vacation in Chicago, we took a visit to Street Food Artistry – a one day event celebrating of Chicago’s hottest street food and art scene . It was located in Zhou B Art Center. Being a tourist, it just seemed like the festival was in the middle of no where. There was a lot of old buildings in the area.
Admission is $10 for adults and once you get inside, food items from the trucks go to a maximum of $5. For some reason, we just walked in without paying the $10 admission. We were very confused.
Attendees could enjoy a Food Truck Pavilion with some of Chicago’s favourite food trucks, an art exhibit showcasing local artists, a marketplace with designers and handcrafted pieces, and the Street Music Stage outside the gallery with entertainment.
While we were there, there was someone playing the electric violin and a belly dancing lesson. It was actually a pretty fun time.
Some of the food trucks and vendors that were there were:
- Dia De Los Tamales
- Gelato De’Oro
- Getta Polpetta
- Baby Cakes
- Herby Pop
- Cheesie’s Pub and Grub
- Izzie Sparkling Juice
- The Fat Shallot
- Puffs of Doom
There were so many delicious options that I was a little bit overwhelmed.
The Street Food Artistry was a pretty cool event. If you did a bit of digging around, there were a few deals online for discounts and something on Groupon. It’s still a fun time if you really love to eat at food trucks and check out local artists.
Since I was feeling a bit full from the previous meal, I decided to check out Porkchop Food Truck. It looked and smelled pretty good. As you can tell by their name, they sell a majority of items with pork. Yum! Too bad they didn’t have any pork belly today.
I wish I could have went to more food trucks, but I really couldn’t fit any more in to my stomach.
Pork Ribs ($5) had a very delicious BBQ sauce and the meat was quite tender and fell off the bone. Yum.