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Street Food: The Best Kind of Summer Food

Jesus
Posted by Jesus on Jun 27, 2016
 


There's something so whimsical and nostalgic about walking up to an elaborately designed food truck and ordering something delicious right off the street. It's almost as if you’re a kid again, only now it’s no longer an ice cream truck and the food is 10 times more satisfying.

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Earlier this month, I went to the Pilsen Food Truck Social for the first time. The 95° heat could not stop my curiosity (and appetite) considering I’ve never eaten from a food truck before. I know right, who am I?  With different vendors ranging from Vietnamese fusion to southern Creole food all the way to artisanal donuts and coffee, I was in a sea of options surrounded by hundreds of  food enthusiasts enjoying cuisine from every inch of the globe.

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My favorite truck was Boo Coo Roux, a Cajun and Creole powerhouse that served up Seafood Gumbo, Muffulettas, Red Beans and Rice, mini shrimp po’ boys and more!

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Street food doesn't have to  require 95° heat, a decked out truck and a lot of money. If you’ve  ever wanted to recreate popular street food dishes, The Chopping Block has your back with our Street Food hands-on cooking classes. We have one coming up on Saturday, July 2 at 10am at the Merchandise Mart and another on Sunday, July 10 at 5pm at Lincoln Square. In this class, we teach you how to make popular street fare items like kababs, beer battered fish tacos, lumpia and more. With so many festivals happening in Chicago this summer, you're going to want to be able to take the food you eat there and recreate it year round at home!

Topics: street food, food truck

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