Following her passion for photography and love of Chicago, Rachel Bires has created quite the social media following. After short stints in both New York and LA, Rachel finds herself back in the heart of Chicago doing what she loves - exploring and sharing her daily experiences with the city's local food scene, as well as running her own social media and content creation company.

Follow Rachel as she shows us her Chicago, taking us to some of her favorite places to eat, stroll, and share.EPIC - Rachel Top Spots

Garfield Park Conservatory :  GARFIELD PARK

Stroll through for a breath of fresh, fragrant air or catch a seasonal flower-garden show at this beautiful, century-old conservatory, one of the largest in the country that is free and open daily.

Green City Market LINCOLN PARK

This year-round farmer’s market, focusing on local and sustainable farming practices, was named one of the ten best farmer’s markets in America

Sweet Mandy B’s LINCOLN PARK

From cupcakes and cookies to brownies and even breakfast bites, some of the best old-fashioned desserts can be found at this lovely neighborhood bakeshop

¡Bang Bang! Pie & Biscuits LOGAN SQUARE

Enjoy this lively, local favorite known for it’s homemade pies, hearty biscuits, and Midwestern hospitality.

Cochon Volant Brasserie LOOP

This charming, upscale French brasserie and market in the heart of the Loop is the ideal spot to grab a bite before enjoying a show

16th Street Murals PILSEN

Find hidden treasures around every corner in Pilsen, like the jaw-dropping murals by internationally recognized street artists, as well as with some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine in the city.

Dusek’s Board & Beer PILSEN

This 2016 Michelin Star Recipient is one of Chicago’s best original restaurants, offering creative interpretations on tradition pub grub in an upscale yet laid back atmosphere. This is one you won’t want to miss!

Milton Lee Olive Park STREETERVILLE

This little urban oasis on the lake’s edge boasts epic city skyline views, serene walking paths, and circular fountains to create the perfect place to soak in the city.

Café Central WEST TOWN

This family-run BYOB restaurant serves up amazing Puerto Rican cuisine in a comfortable setting that makes you feel right at home.