The Taste of Chicago kicks off Wednesday in Grant Park, featuring over 70 purveyors of food and beverage. Since 1980 the Taste has delivered Chicagoans and visitors an impressive variety of food options from the best that the city has to offer. Turkey legs, tacos, barbeque, pizza, Italian beef and pot stickers are among the many choices. There are also a variety of beverage options from the beer garden, wine bar and several coffee bars. This year’s 39th annual Taste runs from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday through Friday and from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Food and drink can also be paired with live music. Performers at the 5-day event include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the Flaming Lips, Brandi Carlisle, Black Star and Juanes. For more information visit City of Chicago - Taste of Chicago.