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One-Pot Wonders

How to keep warm with soups from around the globe

Baby, it’s cold outside. To keep you snug, we scoured Chicagoland for soulful soups—particularly ethnic, seasonal varieties. And what an alluring array we found! Imagine dazzling, international flavors and a host of mouthwatering textures. Our lineup includes such culinary wonders as fragrant Vietnamese phô, succulent Japanese ramen, and the adored classic French onion. Not to be missed, these inviting “bowls ... Read More »

To the Extreme

Chicago’s most over-the-top culinary indulgences

While it’s true that a new year is often about making resolutions for a more healthful lifestyle, we at DiningOut aren’t opposed to the occasional overindulgence. Case in point: this handful of Chicagoland restaurants that cater to the dramatic with some outrageously decadent menu items. Though popular New Year’s resolutions seem to always sway towards healthy eating, rewarding yourself for ... Read More »

Warmth and Whimsy

Fine food and refined cocktails at Conrad Chicago

Chicago’s patchwork of neighborhoods is one of the things that makes the city so great. Deeply rooted in its multifaceted neighborhood culture, each with its own style and character, it makes for a true melting pot indicative of a world-class metropolis. While some pockets of the city are visibly entrenched and distinct in this regard, the downtown area used to ... Read More »

Purely Delicious

Eating right doesn't have to be tough

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At the start of a new year, most people resolve to live a healthier lifestyle. That might entail exercising regularly or simply eating better. Oftentimes, those resolutions fall off after a month; with a busy, urban lifestyle, it’s easy to slip back into old bad habits. With the explosion of restaurant openings and the ability to order food via apps ... Read More »

Tea Time in the Windy City

Get your pinkies up and ready for simply delicious sips

Tea time is slowly becoming a lost art, but luckily, there are some Chicago spots that still take the relaxing afternoon experience seriously. It’s the perfect activity when relatives are in town, for when you want to have a leisurely afternoon, or if you’re looking to upgrade your girl’s day out. These Chicago spots are doing tea time right, so don’t ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Get your green on at some of the city's best parties

No one does St. Patrick’s Day quite like Chicago. Outside of Ireland, we in the Windy City know how to celebrate, with everything from parades to a bright green river to plenty of drink and menu specials throughout the city. Here are our top picks for where to cheers St. Paddy. Public House River North’s favorite gastropub, Public House {400 ... Read More »

Chicago Food Guide: Revival Food Hall

The best spot to lunch in the Loop for any and all tastes

Discover your new favorite lunch spot, or spots, at Revival Food Hall {125 South Clark Street, Chicago; 773.999.9411}. With sixteen different vendors offering a wide range of cuisines, there is something here for everyone. Here are the spots you need to try and special menu recommendations you won’t want to miss. The Fat Shallot The first brick and mortar location of the ... Read More »

Windy City’s Best Burgers

Dig into the city's top spot big-bite burgers

Few foods are as beloved as the all-American hamburger. There are so many ways to make it your own, from topping it with cheese to even using doughnuts as buns! Before you bite into your next burger, take a look at our top Chicago favorites, including a few with unique twists you won’t want to miss. River Roast Blues Burger Situated right ... Read More »

Warm Up with Chicago’s Best Soups

Five soups to warm up to this winter

We have been spoiled by a very easy winter thus far in Chicago, but sadly a cold front is approaching on the horizon. Break out the hats and scarfs because winter is coming (again)! To keep you warm, we have rounded up our top five soups to keep you cozy while the wind blows. River Roast Situated right on the Chicago River, River Roast ... Read More »

Merry Mardi Gras!

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with drinks specials, indulgent meals, and more

Mardi Gras is the ultimate food holiday because it is all about indulgence. It’s time to eat, drink and be merry to the fullest! Fat Tuesday also means there are lots of special cajun-focused menus and delicious drink deals across the city…including at a few unexpected places! We have everywhere you need to eat this weekend and on the holiday ... Read More »