Fellow street food enthusiasts:
The My Streets My Eats: Chicago Mobile Food Symposium and Meet Up is tomorrow, April 14! We’ve had lots of great media coverage for the event from outlets including Chicago Sun Times, A.V. Club, Chicagoist, Chicago Reader , and Chicago Now, and WBEZ.
Special Session for Vendors // 8:30 a.m.
Understanding how Chicago’s Laws Apply to You
Symposium // 9:30 a.m.
Meet our panelists
Street Food: An Important (and Delicious) Part of Urban Life
Moderated by Beth Kregor
* Sean Basinski, Founder & Director, The Street Vendor Project
* John Gaber, professor, University of Arkansas
* Heather Shouse, author, Food Trucks
Chicago, What’s the Hold Up? The Need to Reform the Windy City’s Vending Laws
Moderated by Erika Pfleger, Assistant Director, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship
* Willie Cochran, Alderman, Ward 20
* Justin Large, Chef de Cuisine, Big Star
* Vicki Lugo, Vice President, Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes
* Samm Petrichos, Chef, Spice!
What Would Be Better? How Cities Can Create Economic Opportunity by Knocking Down Barriers to Vending
Moderated by Christina Walsh, Director of Activism and Coalitions, Institute for Justice
* Bert Gall, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
* Greg Kettles, Deputy Counsel, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
* Baylen Linnekin, Founder & Executive Director, Keep Food Legal
* Gabriel Wiesen, Owner, Beaver's Coffee and Donuts Truck
Meet Up // 1:30 p. m.
Food trucks will meet up outside the law school to serve lunch!
* 5411 Empanadas
* Beaver’s Coffee and Donuts
* Bridgeport Pasty
* Cupcakes for Courage
* Duck ‘n’ Roll
* Forever Yogurt Food Truck
* Getta Polpetta
* Gigi’s Bake Shop
* Haute Sausage
* Pecan and Charlie’s Mobile Cupcakery
* Schnitzel King
* Ste Martaen
* Sweet Ride
* Tamale Spaceship
* Taquero Fusion
* The Slide Ride
* Wagyu Wagon
* Zullo’s Food Truck
First 250 registered attendees receive a $5 voucher to use at any of the vendors above!
Admission is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited.
Here are a few other details:
For those of you attending the special vendor session, Know Your Rights, registration will open at 8:00am in the Green Lounge.
Registration for the symposium will open at 9:00am in the Green Lounge, and $5 vouchers for the meet up will be given to the first 250 registered attendees to arrive. Tamale vendors from the Asociacion de Vendedores Ambulantes will be serving breakfast from 9:00-9:30am and introductions will begin promptly at 9:30am. We are at full capacity, so please arrive on time to secure your spot.
The University of Chicago Law School is located at 1111 E. 60th Street. Please note, the Law School parking lot will be occupied by a cornucopia of food trucks, so we ask that attendees park in the Harris School parking lot. The entrance to that lot is on Woodlawn Avenue between 60th and 61st Street.
To the Law School, click “Directions” and enter your starting point.
To the Harris School parking lot, and enter your starting point.
See you tomorrow. Please bring hungry minds and stomachs!
Lancée Husebo Kurcab
Institute for Justice
901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School is a nonprofit that provides free legal services, workshops, and legislative advocacy for low-income entrepreneurs in the Chicago area. For more information, visit ij.org/clinic.