CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Trying to decided what to taste at the Taste?
The 39th annual Taste of Chicago kicked off Wednesday and continues through Sunday, July 14.
The five-day festival is known as "the world's largest, free-admission food festival" includes 82 eateries, with 37 of those being new participants, along with 24 pop-ups and 17 food trucks.
Here's a guide to help you decide where to eat and what to do at the Taste of Chicago 2019.
July 10–14; Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grant Park (Jackson & Columbus)
Admission to the Taste is free. Food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 14 tickets for $10. Smaller "Taste of" portions" are available for 3-6 tickets. Ticket booths accept cash, credit and debit. Ticket sales end at 8:30 p.m.
Parking: There is parking available directly under the festival at the Millennium Garages. Garages include Garage locations are Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave., Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave., and Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage located at 5 S. Columbus Drive.
CTA - From the elevated lines: exit at Adams/Wabash. From the subway: exit at Jackson and walk several blocks east.
Metra - Metra is adding trains and making changes to the schedules on some lines this weekend to accommodate people. The commuter rail agency said there will be extra trains on the BNSF line starting Wednesday in downtown Chicago. Additional inbound trains will also be operating along the Union Pacific West Line on Saturday. The changes will remain in place throughout the five-day event.