Chicago Like a Local Blog

Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Category - Dining

Easter Dining in Chicago for All Tastes

Easter Dining

Easter calls for a festive brunch or dinner complete with colorful eggs and all the sweet treats of the season. There's an Easter brunch in Chicago for everyone, whether you're looking to bowl with the bunny or sip bottomless mimosas on a sunny patio. Here's a guide to finding the your best brunch fit for your family.

Four Places to Find the Easter Bunny in Chicago

Easter Bunny Pinstripes

Hippity Hoppity! Easter is on its way and everybody's favorite bunny is hopping on down to Chicago. It's time to put on your bonnet and smile for a fun picture with Peter Cottontail, or even better, join him for brunch. Here are four of the best places to find the Easter Bunny in Chicago.

Easter Dining in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

Easter is nearly upon us, and while manu associate this holiday with candy-filled baskets and marshmallow Peeps, there's more to Easter eating than candy aisle snacks. Here are several spots in Chicago cooking up tasty Easter menus to feast on this holiday.

Preeminent Passover Repasts in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

Passover takes place April 3 through April 11, which means it's time for matzo, brisket, macaroons, and other Jewish traditions. Here's where to get your fill of all those Passover essentials and more in Chicago.

Explore Chicago's Greektown with Kids


Greektown, located just west of the Loop, between Van Buren and Madison Streets and along Halsted Street, makes for a fun day of exploring. Easy to reach via taxi or CTA (take the Blue Line to UIC Halsted and follow Halsted North), this fantastic neighborhood gives visiting families a taste of Greek culture (and cuisine!).

Eat Artisanal at the Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

Matt Kirouac

Do you like high-quality, all-natural food and artisan producers? Then the Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival may very well be your very own Super Bowl. The fifth annual event, presented by The Specialty Food Association and Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, takes place April 25 at the Chicago French Market.

In the Gold Coast, a FIG & OLIVE Experience


Like a swift moving sirocco, FIG & OLIVE landed gently on Oak Street in the summer of 2014. Since that time, they have continued to offer a range of Mediterranean specialities (sans butter, mind you) in a setting that is cosmopolitan and hospitable.

Where to Eat Sunday Supper in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

In a move towards pure, blissful, familial nostalgia, Sunday Suppers are a pretty big thing nowadays around Chicago. Move over, brunch, there's another Sunday meal to care about. Featuring wholesome, prix fixe dinner menus at bargain prices, here are a few new options for Sunday Supping in Chicago.

St. Patrick's Day Dining Specials in Chicago

Matt Kirouac

Chicago may be a ways from Ireland, but distance can't stifle our collective urge to embrace our inner Irish and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. By that I mean with Irish-inspired dishes and drinks, of course. Here's where to eat and drink to your heart's content this St. Patrick's Day.

Chicago's Corned Beef Kings

Matt Kirouac

Corned beef is to St. Patrick's Day as turkey is to Thanksgiving, and while Chicago may be more than a few rainbows away from Ireland, our city is chock full of glorious interpretations of this classic holiday meat, from hulking Reubens to eggy hash.

Featured Partners


View our RSS feed
Enter your email address:
We'll send you an email when new articles are published

Beyond the Loop

Explore the city through our neighborhood video series.

Looking to Contribute?

Are you a Chicago blogger looking to contribute to Chicago Like A Local? Email editor Julian Zeng at