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More than being the center of Chicago’s entertainment scene in the 1920s and 30s, the Uptown neighborhod is known for its vibrant mix of history, culture and food. Featuring restaurants serving home-cooked recipes passed from immigrants that settled in Chicago generations ago, Uptown is a place every foodie should go for a taste of Asia and cuisines from the rest of the world. Here are 10 places we love in Uptown's dining scene, all serving unforgettable dishes under $10.

The Peninsula Chicago Chinese New Year

With one of the biggest Chinatowns in North America, Chicago welcomes Chinese New Year with a host of celebrations during the end of January and beginning of February. Officially starting on January 28, the Year of the Rooster will be commemorated with parades, dinners, special packages and events all over the city. Many of the festivities are FREE, so mark your calendars to join in some of these cultural celebrations!

Chicago Greeter ProgramExplore and experience the Uptown and Hyde Park neighborhoods with Chicago InstaGreeter! The hour-long walking tours are part of the official Chicago Greeter program. InstaGreeter is a spur-of-the-moment option with no reservations or registration required. All you have to do is pop into a departure location a designated meeting time. Get the most out of your visits to Hyde Park and Uptown with these FREE, fun and informative guided tours.

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