Like food trucks, but hate tracking them down? Whether it's a coincidence or not, this weekend is loaded with chances to check out a variety of mobile eateries in one fell swoop. The largest is probably Time Out's Food Truck Social, which is also a benefit for Share our Strength. Along with 12 different trucks, four of Chicago's best chefs will also be attending. But that's definitely not all. As we mentioned earlier this month, The Pico De Gap Taco Truck is in town this weekend. To see how you can eat from as many food trucks as possible, check out the full schedule below.
When: Saturday, August 27; From Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 700 N. Ashland Ave, Party on Ashland from Chicago to Huron
Featuring: Bergstein's Deli, Bridgeport Pasty, Flirty Cupcakes, gaztro-wagon, Haute Sausage, Hummingbird Kitchen, Isla de Cafe, Lillie's Q, Southern Mac, Starfruit Cafe, Sweet Miss Givings, Sweet Ride Chicago, Tamalespaceship.
Special Reason to Go: Some of the city's best chefs will also be there, including Bill Kim, Justin Large, Stephanie Izard, and, um, Michael Carlson.
Pico De Gap Taco Truck with David Burke's Primehouse Executive Chef Rick Gresh
When: Saturday, August 27; From 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Boulevard Bash, Milwaukee Ave. and Logan Blvd.
Featuring: Gresh created four speciality tacos for the event (farmer’s market queso fundido, dry aged steak, chicken chorizo, and pork belly).
Special Reason to Go: The truck will be making appearances on Friday and Sunday, but Gresh will only be on the truck this Saturday in Logan Square.
Food Truck Thursday
When: Thursday, August 25 (and every Thursday until further notice); 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ethyl’s Beer & Wine Dive
Featuring: Brown Bag Lunch Truck, Taquero Fusion, The Adelita Truck, The Slide Ride and more.
Special Reason to Go: You can get $5 tasting portions, so you can sample a variety of trucks.
Food Truck A Go Go
When: Saturday, August 27 (and every Saturday through September); 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: 694 Wine & Spirits
Featuring: Sweet Ride, Sweet Miss Givings, Starfruit, The Pie Machine, Tamale Spaceship, Meatyballs, Gaztro-Wagon, Taquiero Fusion, and Fido to Go.
Special Reason to Go: Walk inside 694 Wine & Spirits and get a discounted $6 glass of wine.