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Get ready to put your new diet on hold (or at least cash in a cheat day or two) because Chicago Restaurant Week has returned — kicking off today Friday, January 27. More than 300 restaurants are participating this year, which means there's something for every palate. So get your taste buds warmed up and check out the kinds of dishes you're in for — plus learn about the chefs behind the magic — at these participating restaurants across the city:

Tattoo exhibit 
Rarely do you see the phrase “rock star” being used to describe a museum exhibit, but the words perfectly describe Tattoo at The Field Museum. The show, which runs through April 30, 2017, was initially developed by Paris’s musée du quai Branly–Jacques Chirac and is showing in the United States for the first time.
Whiskey at The Gage
Photo courtesy of The Gage 
 
St. Patrick's Day certainly brings Irish whiskey to the forefront of a drinker's mind; but there is no reason to limit your enjoyment of this plucky spirit to only one day (or weekend) a year. Especially in a city like Chicago where it is easy to find eateries and bars for those who are Irish proud (or just want to be Irish adjacent).  
Chicago Distilling Company
 
Chicago is a town that embraces the craft spirit movement with arms flung wide. Options abound for those who appreciate the love and effort that goes into creating these barrels of goodness. Worth checking out is Chicago Distilling Company, a family-owned distillery that specializes in creating spirits with organic grains from Illinois.

Currency Exchange

Coffee shops double as second offices for many of us who travel or are remote professionals. There's nothing better than working in a space with tasty beans, yummy snacks, comfortable seating and a creative environment. Here are some great options (that I've personally experienced) to provide whatever vibe you may be craving so you can breeze through your to-do list.

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