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Lollapalooza’s 2018 Chow Town lineup is here to make you hungry for fest food

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There are plenty of logistical nightmares to iron out before heading to Lollapalooza this summer: The Weeknd or Vampire Weekend? The National or Bruno Mars? Tamales or fried chicken? Okay, so you're probably not attending one of Chicago's biggest music festivals for the food, but there's no denying that it's important to fuel up between sets. Fest organizers revealed the complete Chow Town lineup this week, allowing fest-goers to start plotting their lunches, dinners and midday cravings ahead of the August event.

Curated by celebrity chef Graham Elliot (Gideon Sweet), this year's Chow Town offers 36 vendors, with returning fan favorites like Dia De Los Tamales, Harold's Chicken Shack, Leghorn Chicken and Original Rainbow Cone. Newcomers include Beat Kitchen, Gideon Sweet, Revival Food Hall (which could include any of the restaurants it currently hosts) and Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill. The most interesting new feature at Chow Town comes from Connie's Pizza, which will allow fest-goers to place advance orders via the Lolla mobile app—just don't forget about your pizza while running between sets. 

Here's a complete rundown of the 36 vendors that will appear at Chow Town this year: 

Beat Kitchen
Billy Goat Tavern
BJ's Market & Bakery
Broken English Taco Pub
Buona Beef
Cheesie's Pub and Grub
Chubby Wieners
Connie's Pizza
Dark Matter Coffee
Dia De Los Tamales
Edzo's Burger Shop
Gideon Sweet
Graham Elliot
Harold's Chicken
Harris Ice
Kamehachi
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
Leghorn Chicken
Lifeway Kefir Shop
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
MAD Social
M Burger
Mrs. Murphy & Sons
Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill
Original Rainbow Cone
Pizano's Pizza and Pasta
Revival Food Hall
Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
Sausage Haus
Sugar Bliss
Tallboy Taco
Tank Noodle
The Goddess and Grocer
The Smoke Daddy
Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe
Wow Bao

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