In case you live under a rock (or just aren't from here), the Taste of Chicago is one of the biggest & most popular events of the summer. Midwesterners love food, and this event is living proof. It also includes live performances and in case you didn't notice it is NOT over the 4th of July this year. Running from Wednesday, July 11th through Sunday, July 15th in Grant Park, there will be lots of food to be had. According to this article from Chicagonow.com there's even going to be some upgrades including full, 3 course meals created each day by Chicago Celebrity Chefs (Celebrity Chef du Jour) including Stephanie Izard from the Girl and The Goat; Graham Elliot of Grahamwhich; Carlos Gaytan of Mexique; and Spiaggia's Tony Mantuano.