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Local Cuisine: Chicago-Style Pizza

Local Cuisine: Chicago-Style Pizza January 25, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
“Chicago-style” deep-dish pizza is the Windy City’s version of local cuisine.  Try to picture/smell/taste it: flaky, golden brown crust packed with about an inch of gooey cheese covered in a rich tomato sauce, and, depending on your taste, stuffed with anything from ham and pineapple to spinach...

A Touch of Blarney: Best Irish Pubs and Restaurants

A Touch of Blarney: Best Irish Pubs and Restaurants January 17, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Chicago has an enormous Irish-American population, so whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or a regular Tuesday, Irish pubs abound.  Get a bit of Blarney at some of our favorite Irish establishments.   Gourmet Burger at Fado Celtic Crossings Co-owned by three Irishmen, this River North bar stays...

Chicago’s Best Cafés

Chicago’s Best Cafés December 30, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Cafés pop up all over Chicago, and sadly many of them come and go quickly.  The best ones stick around for the long haul, and here’s a roundup of our favorites. Julius Meinl has three locations on the north side—Lakeview, North Center, and Lincoln Square.  All three are equally adorable and...

Top-Notch Dessert Spots

Top-Notch Dessert Spots December 28, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’re craving dessert in Chicago, you’ll only run into one problem: too many choices.  Here are some top-notch choices to appease your sweet tooth. Mindy Segal has won the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Pastry Chef” every year from 2007-2011.  Enjoy dinner at her Wicker Park restaurant...

Dinner for Two: Romantic Restaurants

Dinner for Two: Romantic Restaurants December 27, 2011 | Food | Read More
Looking for a cozy nook to call your own or something grandiose to prove your love to one another?  Here are a few ideas for romantic dining in the Windy City. Romantic dessert at NoMI Kitchen Quiet and Candlelit Lincoln Square’s Bistro Campagne brings just a touch of French country rusticism to a...

Best Wine Bars

Best Wine Bars December 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
River North Stop into BIN 36 to enjoy house label wines, pair them with selections from the enormous (and delicious) cheese program, and take in the sights of the nearby iconic Marina City towers.  Choose from wine flights with names like “Low Down Dirty Reds,” “Express Yourself,” and...

Great Museums for Children

Great Museums for Children December 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Chicago is home to many world class museums, so whether you’re looking to expose the little ones to art, science, or history, you’re bound to find something fascinating.  Here’s a rundown of some of the city’s best museum’s for children. Chicago Children’s Museum The Chicago Childrens Museum...

Top Five Chicago Bed and Breakfasts

Top Five Chicago Bed and Breakfasts December 1, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Staying in a bed and breakfast is a great way to get to know the local culture and see the residential parts of the city since most are located outside of the downtown area.  Here are five favorites. The entrance to the Margarita Inn's Grand Parlor Margarita European Inn Just north of the city...

The Finest Dining in Chicago

The Finest Dining in Chicago November 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Here are five of the top destinations for fine dining in the Windy City: Alinea Having quickly risen to legendary status, Alinea is full of surprises.  A meal here is as much about experience as flavor.  Chef/owner Grant Achatz’s 24-course tasting menu, which uses ingredient pairings and presentations...

Best Italian Cuisine

Best Italian Cuisine November 16, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Chicago's Little Italy photo courtesy of Zol87 If you’re searching for Chicago’s most delicious Italian cuisine, you’ll find that one of the city’s top ristoranti is right around the corner. Italian kitchens cook up delicacies in almost every neighborhood in the city. Andersonville’s Anteprima...
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