Porchetta "Fritto Misto" from Lula Cafe
This extra meaty dish from Lula was the first thing I tried all night, and it was a great sign of things to come.
Chilled Corn Bisque GT Fish & Oyster
One of the highlights of the night. The corn bisque was cool and refreshing, and the shrimp was well seasoned and flavorful.
Lamb Hot Dog from Old Town Social
Another highlight, these hot dogs were juicy, with a great snap from the casing.
Cheeseburger with Pickled Tropea Onions on a Potato Bun from Balena
Balena is kind of an Italian restaurant, so this doesn't make much sense. But that's okay. This was one of the most delicious things I tried all night. Perhaps they need to fit this burger on the menu somewhere?
Yusho's Robata Tofu
I was already a fan of Yusho's tofu, but this was a great way to show it off.
Carne Salata from Cafe Spiaggia
Calabrese style cured beef was wrapped around breadsticks and served with salsa verde. Perfect food to eat while walking around.
Goat Tostada from Girl and the Goat
Stephanie Izard served up a balanced and well thought out goat tostada.
Spinach & Cous Cous Salad with Strawberry Balsamic from City Provisions
Owner, Cleetus Friedman, knows how to work with meat, but this vegetable dish was an unexpected delight.
Smoked Duck, Turnip, Yogurt, Granola from EL
One of the most elegant dishes of the night. Sometimes duck can be overly fatty, but these cool slices had a great texture.
Strawberry Basil Lemonade from The Bristol
Basically just a popsicle, albeit one that was refreshing and not too sweet.
Homemade All Beef Hot Dog from Allium
This is the same extra-beefy hot dog I've sampled before at Allium. Great stuff.
Chicago Falafel Dog Browntrout
This is exactly what it sounds like: falafel with tomato, tahini mustard, celery salt, sport peppers, and cucumber.
Grilled Flatbread, Heirloom Tomatoes, Perserved Eggplant, Brunkow Cheese from Nellcote
Though they didn't serve the excellent pizzas, Nellcote did serve up these satisfying flatbreads.
Glazed Chicken Wings from NoMI Kitchen
These chicken wings were surprisingly meaty, and had a great smoky flavor from the grill.
Filipino Style Chicken BBQ on a Stick from Pecking Order
The well marinated chicken was incredibly tender.
Bulgogi Glazed Spareribs with Kimchee and Pickles from Red Door
The ribs were extra tender and nicely marinated
Cherry Wood Smoked Duck from Sable
The duck was also paired with a grilled corn johnny cake, blueberry salsa, and some very crispy duck cracklins.
Grilled Merguez Sausage from Sepia
This very flavorful sausage was paired with a harissa aioli and pickled eggplant.
Honeyed Chicken with Crespelle from Terzo Piano
The summer vegetable salad helped balance out the crispy chicken.
Lamb Mortadell Dogs from Kendall College
Another one of the lamb sausage options.
Grilled Hopleaf Wrapped Tilapia from Goose Island Brewpub
Along with serving beer all night, Goose Island also dished out this fish dish.
Grilled Chicken Hearts from Butcher and Larder
One of the simplest dishes all night. Luckily, the hearts were juicy and tender.
Cucumber Salad with Pickled Green Strawberry and Grilled Halumi from Boka
This salad also featured grilled watermelon, shiso, wild lilly pesto, and fresh raspberries
Three Sisters Black Bean Salad with Vegetables and Red Thai Curry from Belly Shack
This take on nachos featured a nice and acidic bean salad.
Lowcountry Boil from Carriage House
This new project from Mark Steuer cooked a Lowcountry Boil, which included sweet corn, potatoes, andouille sausage, and hot sauce.