Logan Square Food Truck Social
Dates: August 25, 26, 27
Location: Humboldt Blvd between Armitage & Bloomingdale (1700-1959 N. Humboldt Blvd.)
Cost: $5 Donation
Hours: Fri, 5pm to 10pm; Sat, 11am to 10pm; Sun, 11am to 10pm
The popular Food Truck Social is returning to Logan Square for a second consecutive year, August 25th – 27th. This time, producers Optimum Events and Empty Bottle Presents promise more of Chicago’s most sought after mobile eats paired with top notch live music. The 2017 Logan Square Food Truck Social will feature over 25 food trucks and local restaurants, plus local retail vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association and La Casa Norte / Northwest Food Partners Network.
The Food Trucks & Restaurants
Optimum Events, in association with The Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, has curated an eclectic lineup of food trucks for the weekend. Click here for a complete list of participating food trucks, restaurants, sponsors and retail vendors. The bar will feature Tecate, Tecate Light, Heineken, Dos Equis, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Prairie Organic Vodka and Grapefruit, Backpack Wine (rose and white), and Boxed Water.
The Live Music Lineup
West Town’s legendary live music venue, Empty Bottle, has programmed two music stages this year.
Click here for the live music line up.
Empty Bottle Presents has revealed that the DJ stage itself will feature the renowned Royal Hands Sound System. As reported by the Chicago Reader, it is "a massive 66,000-watt battery of speakers they call the Royal Hands Sound System, which consists of 20 cherry-stained wooden cabinets, clusters of gold horns, and a few vintage theater speakers."
The Sampler Ticket
The $20 Sampler Ticket will allow fest-goers to stroll around and try six (6) sample-sized portions from the food trucks and restaurants onsite, and/or sample sponsoring beer varieties (if 21+ with picture ID). Pre-purchased Sampler Tickets will be available for pick up at the Sampler Ticket tent onsite either Friday, August 25th between 5pm-9pm; or Saturday or Sunday August 26th & 27th between 11am and 9pm (photo ID needed). All regular-sized food truck or restaurant menu items and beverages will also be available for individual cash purchase. Click here for more information on Sampler Ticket program and to purchase Sampler Ticket.
The event takes place on Humboldt Blvd. between Armitage and Bloomingdale / The 606 Trail (1700-1959 N. Humboldt Blvd.) in Logan Square. Public transportation is easy with the #73 Armitage Bus or the El Blue Line Western Avenue stop. There will be free bike parking onsite, plus surrounding street parking for vehicles. If driving there enter "1700 N Humboldt Blvd or 2000 N Humboldt Blvd 60647" for smart map directions.
Answers to FAQs
Kids and Dogs? The event is family and dog friendly. There is a food truck, Fido To Go, with treats just for your pets! There are also plenty of great food options for the entire family. Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed. There is no specific family activity area at the event, however the live music and DJ stage, plus the Glory Concession balloon dart game should keep kids occupied. There is also plenty of table & chair seating and grassy boulevard areas for picnicking and running around.
Free or Ticketed? There is a $5 suggested donation to attend. 20% of event proceeds benefit local non-profits La Casa Norte, Northwest Food Partners Network and the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association. While the donation is optional, everyone must enter the site through the designated entrance gates where local volunteers from the benefiting non-profit la Casa Norte will ask for the optional $5 donation, and security staff will be performing bag checks.
Are Bag Checks Really Necessary? Yes. Sorry for the inconvenience but please understand that the bag checks are a required and necessary as part of the event' s safety and security plan which is outlined in the special event permit, approved by the Police Commander and Special Events Department, and the bag checks are meant to help keep all patrons safe inside the permitted site.
Bringing in your own Booze? Nope, you can't sorry. Because of the special event permit and liability insurance, the event can only have certain points of sale for alcohol, and outside booze is not allowed into the site in order to protect the events permits and liability. There will be two bars with great drink options for imbibers. Please bring a picnic blanket and enjoy drinks from our bar on the boulevard!