City Made Fest: Meet our Food Vendors!

Alongside the many local breweries and craftspeople and artisans, we’ve also secured some fantastic food vendors who will be bringing flavors both familiar and unusual. Sample food from all around the world, but made right here in Chicago.

This will be yet another reason to join us Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014, for a weekend of the best in local beer, local artisans, local food and great local music!  Be sure to explore the many artisans and craftspeople present at the fest. Don’t miss the list of beer brewers slated for the event.

Bollitos City Made FestBollitos – Bollitos founder Zachary Cizek will be serving his braised slow cooked brisket sandwiches, with an assortment of delicious sauces such as roasted garlic, Calabrian pepper hot sauce and parsley red wine vinegar.

Cevapcici – For over a decade, Ćevapčići Chicago has been a loyal vendor in the Chicago community. We’ve prepared and served this traditional Southeast European grilled fare at festivals, events, venues and celebrations throughout the city and beyond. Ćevapčići is a traditional and very unique, ethnic, uncased sausage blend of beef, pork, and lamb, seasoned and rolled in minced garlic, salt, and pepper. 

At the fest, they will grill and serve their famous Ćevapčići on an olive oil basted, toasted pita topped with Ajvar (a zesty, roasted eggplant and red bell pepper sauce), and fresh, diced, white onions.Cheesie's
Cheesie’s – Cheesie’s serves delicious grilled cheese sandwiches from across the map served with dipping sauces, soups and delicious sides. They also offer tomato soup, Seasoned Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, cheese curds, fried pickles, mac & cheese, and Mom’s potato salad.

Cheesie’s will serve a number of their most popular items, including a handful of vegetarian options (Mac & Cheese, and Caprese). They’ll also have “The Popper” with cheddar, cream cheese, jalapenos and bacon on sourdough, “The Frenchie” which is mozarella and American cheese grilled with french fries. Also they’ll serve a sandwich with chicken tenders & BBQ and their loaded tater tots!

LunchboxChicago’s Lunchbox, Banh Mi with a Twist – Coming from a Vietnamese-American background, sandwich slinger John Nguyen has been inspired by his upbringing in  Vietnamese kitchens and his appreciation of the best of Asian flavors. With Chicago’s Lunchbox, he creates Banh Mi sandwiches that pay tribute to all things YUM! With dishes that include John’s favorite Thai dish, ground Thai basil chicken, and Longanisa, the savory Filipino breakfast sausage, you’ll be glad to try these creative creations.

Stop by for grilled BBQ beef, grilled marinated pork, ground basil chicken and sweet Filipino sausage, all served as tacos or rice boxes.  For vegetarians there will also be a crispy fried tofu Banh Mi!

HamburgerMary'sHamburger Mary’s – Andersonville’s classy-kitsch joint that serve up tasty burgers and home-brewed ales. “An open-air bar & grille for open-minded people” is their motto, and so they provide a fun, safe environment for everyone to “Eat, Drink and be… MARY!”

Come sample mini cheese burgers, cheese curds and tater tots. They’ll be serving a mini version of their yummy veggie burger as well.


Robinson’s #1 RibsSince 1982, the chefs at Robinson’s have combined high quality ingredients with the right seasoning to create flavorful, award-winning food. This dedication is why Robinson’s has been called “the only North side location that really stacks up for rib fanatics” by the Tribune.

At City Made Fest, Robinson’s will serve Baby Back ribs, jambalaya, boneless ribs, pulled port, pulled brisket and chicken sandwiches, jumbo hot dogs and black angus beef burgers with home-made fries.

Puffs of Doom – Purveyors of addictive, sweet and savory locally-made artisanal cream puffs that have been a hit across the city. Plus, this fall they’re set to debut a line of tasty sweet toppings in a variety of flavors.

Puffs of Doom is set to bring out some of their fall flavors, like Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Caramel Latte and Chocolate Caramel Stout. Savory puffs may include Bourbon BBQ Pork or Sausage Pizza. They will also be serving iced earl grey Arnold Palmers. They will have a sweet gluten free flavor and vegan flavor, and a vegetarian savory flavor.

Andersonville City Made Fest takes place on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon-9:00 pm both days on Clark Street between Argyle and Carmen Avenues (5000-5100N).  A suggested $5 benefits the Andersonville Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the long-term well-being of the Andersonville community by fostering sustainable community and economic development in the Andersonville commercial district.