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Need Weekend Reservations? Follow Us to These Chicago Neighborhoods During James Beard Eats Week

Floriole
 
The prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, slated to take place in Chicago on Monday, May 1, are not only an opportunity to celebrate fine cooking across the country, but also to showcase some of the best restaurants and bars in Chicago that have helped position the city as the world-class dining destination it is today. As nearly 2,500 of the world’s most esteemed chefs, restaurateurs, bakers and mixologists descend on Chicago, it’s an apt opportunity to get out

Chicago Steakhouses Pay Homage to James Beard

Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
 
With the James Beard Foundation Awards set to take place in Chicago May 1, preceded by Eats Week, there’s no better time to eat your way around town at a number of restaurants paying homage to James Beard himself. Chicago being a city renowned for its world-class steakhouses, both old and new, there’s perhaps no better way to celebrate Eats Week than with a visit to one of these beefy bastions.

6 Unique Ways to Do Brunch in Chicago

Old Town Social

Brunch is a Chicago tradition each weekend, although no one objects to brunch on other days of the week! Brunch offerings in the city continue to become more impressive and inventive. A 99-ingredient Bloody Mary bar, anyone? Or an all-you-can-eat seafood feast? Read on for unique Chicago brunches to try, happening now.


Always Sweet, Often Boozy: The Best Milkshakes in Chicago

DMK Burger Bar milkshake

Milkshakes are an indulge-worthy dessert any time of the year. Do you agree? Whether you’re a classic vanilla type, want all the fixings, or have some dietary restrictions, there’s a perfect milkshake for you in Chicago. Read on for our top picks for milkshakes in the city.


Experience a Lowcountry-Style, Saucy Seafood Boil in Wrigleyville

lowcountry boil

If you've never experienced a lowcountry seafood boil, head to Wrigleyville for a night of saucy, seafood fun. It's the spot for the latest greatest seafood-focused hot spot, Lowcountry Chicago, where you'll find an authentic take on the classic coastal boil. Owners Pan Hompluem and Dana Ferm bring boil-in-a-bag crawfish, crabs, shrimp, and much more... right to your table and boiled in-bag. Don your bib and dive in!


Travel the Regions of Italy via Chicago's Top Italian Restaurants

Coco Pazzo

Though its area is only slightly larger than the state of Arizona, Italy is a magnificently diverse nation when it comes to food. While it's easy to connect Italian food with red-sauce ragù or spaghetti and meatballs, each of the country's 20 different regions offer unique culinary treasures of their own. You don't have to travel to Italy to explore its rich food culture: here are four Italian restaurants in Chicago that focus on outstanding, regional cuisine.


Take a Trip to Webster Avenue: Chicago's Latest Foodie Destination

Sweet Mandy B's

Webster Avenue in Lincoln Park is home to some of the city’s best dining spots. There’s so much culinary talent represented across sweet and savory selections for each meal of the day, you’re sure to fall for this quaint street and its lively neighborhood feel. Explore the city’s beautiful North Side and make Webster Avenue your pit stop for tasty and affordable fare. Read on to learn about some of our favorite picks.


Revival Food Hall: Come Hungry for the City's Best Eats, on the Cheap

Revival Food Hall

Since the opening of Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark Street in the Loop) earlier this year, Chicago has been abuzz with talk about this quirky food hall and the restaurateurs who take part in it. A visit gets you some of the great food experiences the city has to offer without leaving the hub of downtown. We've got inspiration aimed straight for your stomach with a list of the Revival Food Hall vendors at a glance, plus some insider tips and cheap-eats suggestions.


Gather Your Friends & Family to Dine Out This Thanksgiving—We've Got Your List of the Perfect Places for Every Taste in Chicago

Thanksgiving at the Signature Room

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting—it's not a time for freaking out about burnt birds or worrying that the turkey fryer might set your garage on fire. Skip the hassle and treat your family to a Thanksgiving dinner to remember in Chicago.


Chicago Brauhaus: Where Every Day is Oktoberfest

Chicago Brauhaus

You can assume a place that prides itself on celebrating Oktoberfest every day of the year pulls out all the stops when October rolls around. At Chicago Brauhaus restaurant, you're in for boisterously good time. This beloved German restaurant is best known for its cold steins of beer, oversized pretzels and peppy, in-house oompah band, the Brauhaus Trio. Heaps of good cheer and hearty Bavarian food — think sauerkraut, schnitzels, schinkenbrot (ham on rye), goulash suppe (meat and


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