PEORIA — The Peoria riverfront's annual celebration of food, desserts and beverages returns Aug. 8 with the 37th annual Taste of Peoria.
The same layout that debuted last year will return, which will push the nearly 30 vendor stations out into Festival Park on the riverfront. The eating session also will feature live music throughout the evening with the Todd Kelly Quintet and Stone Cold Cowboys preceding the 8 p.m. awards presentation and JammSammich finishing the night.
Peoria Area Community Events will be offering free shuttle bus service throughout downtown Peoria to alleviate parking concerns. From 4 to 11 p.m., the bus will run from the Gateway Building up to Jefferson Avenue, then to the Peoria Civic Center drop-off lane, then back down to the Gateway Building via Harrison Street and Water Street, picking up on each corner.
Here's a list of all the restaurants and businesses that will be slinging food and drinks to central Illinois on Wednesday, along with the menu items each one is showcasing and its price.
Fannie MayChocolate dipped strawberry: $3 Premium chocolate bars: $3 Cubs chocolate bar: $2
CxT Roasting CompanyAffogato (espresso and ice cream): $3 SummerFizz (espresso and tonic): $2 Cold brew nitro coffee: $2
Johnny's Italian SteakhouseLemon custard pie: $3 Balsamic steak and mushroom kebab: $3
Marco's PizzaPizza slices: $2 or $3 S'mores brownie: $2 Cheezybread: $1
Young's Popcorn HeavenFlavored Popcorn: $2
Country Club BBQEgg rolls: $2 Ribs: $3
Jane's Sweet AddictionCadrizzle Caramel Corn: $3 Butterscotch, caramel, sea salt fudge: $3 Dreamsicle delight: $3
Willie's TamalesPork chop: $3 Polish sausage: $3 Brat: $3 Tamale: $3
Sweet Cakes by RachaelVegan cookie-dough filled cupcake: $2 Oatmeal creme pie: $2 Key lime cupcake: $2
Hickory River SmokehouseRibs: $3 Pulled pork sandwich: $3 Mac and cheese: $2
Triple Dipple's Treats & DelicaciesRoot beer float cheesecake: $3 Bacon chocolate chip cookie: $2 Sweet Tater cheesecake bite: $1
Thanh Linh Vietnamese RestaurantChicken egg roll and crab meat rangoon: $3 Chicken teriyaki and chicken basil: $3 Fresh limeade: $3
Emily's Tattoo TamalesChicken and cheese tamale: $3 Hot chicken and cheese tamale: $3 Elote/street corn: $3
Uncle Bob's Homemade Ice CreamFudge goodness: $3 Lemon custard with golden Oreos: $3
Raber's Packing CompanyApple brat: $2 Jalapeno and cheese brat with bacon: $2 Baked beans: $1
Kenny's Westside PubCorned beef quesadilla: $3 Irish nacho tots: $3
Sugarcane ShackOrange canesicle: $3 Jackson's 5: $3
Nick-n-Willy's PizzaAegean pizza: $2 Five cheese pizza: $2 Meat eater pizza: $2
McMahon's Pints and PlatesRoasted mushrooms: $2 Ali summer salad: $3 Eysals coffee: $2
Granite City Food BreweryChocolate cake: $2 Yukon gold chicken slider: $3 Blueberry-mint lemonade: $2
Hick'ry Catering Co.Memphis pulled pork with coleslaw: $3 Memphis beef brisket with coleslaw: $3 Homemade baked beans: $2
Alwan & Sons Meat CompanyButterfly pork chop: $3 Brat: $2 Hot Polish: $2
CastawaysItalian beef sandwich: $3 Spinach artichoke dip with homemade chips: $3 Fried mushrooms with ranch dressing: $3
Panera BreadBacon mac and cheese: $3 Frozen, blood-orange lemonade: $2 Cinnamon-crunch bagel bites: $1
Papa Murphy's PizzaChicken garlic pizza: $2 Pepperoni pizza: $2 Cheese pizza: $2 Lemonade shake ups: $3
Boyd's SteakhouseBacon wrapped shrimp: $3 Creme brulee: $2