Graham Elliot Recruits Tony Mantuano To Headline Lollapalooza’s ChowTown


Alright, so Taste of Chicago is probably going to suck this year, unless this Mazda6 Chef du Jour thing takes off, which we’re dubious about. We’re mentally prepared for that. And we don’t see GoogaMooga Chicago going particularly well, but it’s gotta fare better than the Brooklyn versions, right? So that means the only shining beacon of hope on the Chicago summer food festival scene isn’t really at a food festival at all.

Once again, it’s Graham Elliot to the rescue, curating the food vendors that will make up this year’s ChowTown — AKA Lollapalooza’s grub hub. This year, he brought in presumable best bro and Top Chef Masters contestant Tony Mantuano to headline with bites from Bar Toma. Elliot will also be providing fare from his own spot Grahamwich. So far, so good. You can check out a complete list of every restaurant and purveyor on the lineup below. Happy eating, Chicago!

Bar Toma
Bella Bacinos
Big Fork
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
BJ’s Market & Bakery
Burrito Beach
Chubby Wieners
Connie’s Pizza
Edzo’s Burger Shop
Franks ‘n’ Dogs
Fresh Squeezed Best Lemonade
Gale’s Root Beer
Glazed and Infused
Goose Island Brewpub
Harris Ice
Hummingbird Kitchen
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Oak Street Beach Cafe
Olde Town Smokehouse
Original Rainbow Cone
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
Sweet Leaf Tea
The Salsa Truck
The Smoke Daddy
Tiparos Restaurant
Tuscany on Taylor
Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe
Wow Bao
Hot Asian Buns
Brunkow Cheese
La Boulangerie
Puffs of Doom
River Valley Kitchens
Rock ‘n’ Roll Noodle Company
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Sausage Haus

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