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Lollapalooza is Here: What Will You Eat and Where?

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For many, Lollapalooza signals the height of summer, a massive festival to look forward to from the moment the lineup is announced. And believe it or not, it's upon us, taking place this weekend. More than 130 bands on eight stages will hit Grant Park during the three-day event and whether you're checking out up-and-comers on the BMI Stage or staking out your spot at the main stages for headliners like Coldplay, Eminem and Foo Fighters, you're going to need your strength. And that's where Chow Town comes in.

Earlier this year, the Chow Town lineup was announced and culinary ambassador Graham Elliot pulled together a stellar collection of restaurants like Kuma's Corner, Blue 13, Salud, Smoke Daddy, Bonsoiree, The Gage, Sola, Veerasway, Saigon Sisters, Original Rainbow Cone and, of course, Grahamwich. As you'll notice on the map below, Chow Town (peep what each spot is serving here) is split into two areas: north and south. So you won't get lost and miss out on your favorite grub, refer back to this handy collection of restaurants in each section of Grant Park.

In addition to Chow Town, check out the Farmers Market, where you can find fresh fruit, smoothies, wheat grass shots, noodles, veggies burgers and more from vendors like Seedling Farms, River Valley Kitchens and Tiny Greens Organic Farm. And you can get craft beer at the Lederhosen Biergarten near Chow Town North, or sip some quaffable Estancia wine at the Uncorked tent near Chow Town South.

So what's where? Here's the list:

Chow Town North
· Burrito Beach
· Cubby Bear
· Franks 'n' Dawgs
· Goose Island Brewpub
· Greek Delights
· Connie's Pizza
· Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
· Bonsoiree
· Veerasway Fresh Indian
· Old Towne Smokehouse
· Sola
· Starfruit Cafe
· Maui Wowi
· Mazzone's Italian Ice
· Original Rainbow Cone
· Sweet Leaf Tea
· Haus of Sausage

Chow Town South
· Salud Tequila Lounge
· Lou Malnati's Pizza
· Kuma's Corner
· Tuscany on Taylor Street
· Crescent Foods
· B.J.'s Market & Bakery
· The Smoke Daddy
· Grahamwich
· Wow Bao
· Chicago Local (Elate, Jam, Blue 13)
· The Gage & Henri
· Harris Ice
· Temptation Frozen Dessert
· Tiparos Thai Restaurant
· Fresh Squeezed Best Lemonade
· Sweet Leaf Tea
· Metropolis Coffee

Want to see it on a map?


· Graham Elliot Recruits Sola, The Gage, Bonsoiree for Lollapalooza; Kuma's, Franks 'N' Dawgs, Blue 13 Return [~EChi~]

Saigon Sisters

567 West Lake Street, , IL 60661 (312) 496-0090 Visit Website

The Gage

24 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60603 (312) 372-4243 Visit Website


2728 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Kuma's Corner

2900 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 604-8769 Visit Website


3868 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613 773 327 3868 Visit Website

Graham Elliot

217 W Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 624 9975 Visit Website


18 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 312 578 0763 Visit Website