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The Allis at Soho House afternoon tea
Afternoon tea can be a great break in the day to catch up with friends, meet with a client or just enjoy some relaxing alone time. Luckily, Chicago has no shortage of elegant and extravagant high tea offerings. Keep reading for the best ‘treat yourself’ spots for afternoon teas in Chicago.

 

The Best New Brunches in Downtown Chicago

Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Beacon Tavern Brunch

Chicago tourists and locals alike never stop brunching at classic spots such as Bongo Room, but it’s important to expand your palate every once in awhile. Chicago’s brunch scene is ever-changing and it’s hard to keep up! This roundup of the best new brunch spots in downtown Chicago includes a number of spots you’ll be dying to try this month. Challenge accepted!

The Best Hotel Restaurants in Downtown Chicago

Monday, December 5, 2016 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Travelle Kitchen and Bar

When planning where to stay, dining options may play second or even third fiddle to location and pricing. But in Chicago, they don't have to. Nestled inside Chicago's most prestigious hotels are some of the best chefs and the best food this city has to offer—right in the heart of the city. The best part? You don’t have to be a guest to test out some of the best hotel restaurants in Chicago’s downtown. Here are a few can’t-beat spots.

Congress Plaza Hotel Ballroom

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago, now in its 6th year, is a free public festival that gives you the chance to go behind-the-scenes at more than 200 iconic buildings across Chicago. This 48-hour program, taking place October 15–16, uncovers Chicago gems that are usually closed to the public. Here are seven downtown spots we can't wait to check out during Open House Chicago 2016.

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