Ashland to close Saturday for food-truck fair

The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck (via Chicagoist

Ashland Avenue will close to auto traffic Saturday afternoon and evening between Chicago and Huron (700-800 N. Ashland) for the Food Truck Social 2011 event, according to the organizing West Town Chamber of Commerce.

A dozen food trucks will park on private property at 700-710 N, Ashland but Ashland will close for a street fair with beer and wine vendors, exhibitors and a music stage. Traffic will detour from Chicago to Huron till 2 a.m. Sunday, and Superior will close just west of Ashland for a staging area. Huron will stay open. The city will enforce a marked tow zone along Ashland and Superior.

Participating food trucks include 5411 Empanadas, Bergstein's Deli, Bridgeport Pasty, Flirty Cupcakes, Gaztro-Wwgon, Haute Sausage, Hummingbird Kitchen, Isla de Cafe, Lillie's Q, Southern Mac & Cheese, Starfruit Cafe, Sweet Miss Giving's, Sweet Ride Chicago and Tamalespaceship.

Celebrity chef demonstrations will feature Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat, Bill Kim of Belly Shack, Michael Carlson of Schwa and Justin Large from Big Star. A $5 donation is optional.

More weekend events are listed in this month's Calendar.
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