Chicago Vending - Symposium Photos

My Streets My Eats Symposium Photos 

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IJ and Chicago law students welcome attendees.

AVA serving the attendees tamales.


Gregg Kettles, Deputy Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Sean Basinski, Founder and Director of The Street Vending Project, check out the tamales provided by AVA.  IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship executive director, Beth Kregor, moderates panel discussing street food and urban life. Panelists include (from left to right) Sean Basinski, John Gaber and Heather Shouse.
Attendees listening to the panelists.  IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship assistant director, Erika Pfleger, moderates panel discussing Chicago's vending laws. Panelists include (from left to right) Alderman Willie Cochran, Justin Large, Vicki Lugo and Samm Petrichos.
IJ director of activism and coalitions, Christina Walsh, introduces the panel discussing how to make Chicago's laws better. Panelists include (from left to right) Bert Gall, Gregg Kettles, Baylen Linnekin and Gabriel Wiesen (not pictured). Alex, from Food Truck Freak blog, and other attendees take a break and enjoy donuts courtesy of Beaver's Coffee and Donuts truck. 
A view of the Dunk 'n' Roll truck from the inside of the Forever Yogurt truck. The owners of 5411 Empanadas and Duck 'n' Roll chat before the meet up.
Owner of Sweet Ride. Symposium attendees enjoy truck fare from Soup in the Loop.
Duck 'n' Roll slings some seriously good tacos. Jimmy, of Beaver's Coffee and Donuts Truck, proudly displays and serves his treats during the break.
Forever Yogurt kept the crowd cool with their fresh yogurt concotions.  The Tamale Spaceship serves with style.
Attendess revel in the meet up finale to the symposium.  Attendees seemed to be pleased with the trucks. 
A young customer visits the meatball truck, Getta Polpetta.  A young customer enjoys his meatball from Getta Polpetta.
Food truck fans come in all sizes. IJ Senior Attorney Bert Gall chats with food truck owners.
5411 Empanadas serves up an inredible array of empanadas. Sean Basinski, Founder and Director of The Street Vending Project, chats with attendees.
Alderman Cochran and Christina Walsh, IJ's Director of Activism and Coalitions, talk about how they can work together to make Chicago more friendly to street food vendors. Attendees spread their feast out on the lawn.
Amy Le, owner of Duck 'n' Roll, proudly stands in front of her mobile business.
5411 Empanadas sold out within a few hours.
Gabriel Wiesen, owner of Beaver's Coffee and Donuts, stands in front of his truck after selling out of mini-donuts and gourmet coffee.
The ladies of Forever Yogurt in their truck.

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