Emanemah Adefala and her 1-year-old daughter Danielle enjoy some watermelon at the Taste of Chicago. They were there celebrating her other daughter, Gabby's 8th birthday. Emanemah said the watermelon and the chicken jerk were wonderful. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
The 2014 Taste of Chicago kicked off today in Grant Park with plenty of food, fun and music. "We’ve had a fantastic turnout, beautiful weather, great food, great music,” said the City’s Department of Cultural Affaris and Special Events spokesperson Mary May.