Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served
The Taste of Chicago takes over Grant Park for five days with giant turkey legs, tacos, barbecue, ice cream and much, much, more. The 38th go-around for the free-entry food festival features more than 70 eateries, pop-up restaurants and food trucks, including old favorites and new options. How about some entertainment to go with the food? The Chicago Tribune's dining team picked the best things to eat.
And, there's an eclectic entertainment lineup, highlighted by the Flaming Lips, Brandi Carlisle, Black Star and Juanes. Who goes to the Taste? Well, we looked at the data.
Location: Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive)Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 to 15, Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Tickets: Admission is free. General admission seating for performances at the Petrillo Music Shell range in price from $18 to $50 (lawn seating in Butler Field is free). Performances at the Goose Island Stage are free.
Food and beverage tickets can be purchased in strips of 14 for $10 (includes $3 charge for Taste amenities). Cost in number of tickets for menu items differs. There are smaller "Taste of" items available from most vendors for 3 to 6 tickets each.