Get Your Sweet on at Sugar Factory

River North's newest patio has desserts galore

If you have a sweet tooth, and haven’t visited the new River North location of Sugar Factory {55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago; 312.946.2002}, you need to get right on it! The national candy, sweets, and food chain also has a Rosemont location {5445 Park Place, Rosemont; 847.233.9010} in the Chicagoland area, but is known nationwide as the spot to get ... Read More »

Summer Delivered To Your Door with Eat Purely

Fresh, fun ingredients take summer cooking to the next level with Eat Purely

DiningOut Chicago readers will remember that we introduced Eat Purely in our last issue, as Chicago’s go-to for healthy, flavorful, and fast prepared meals delivered directly to your door—especially in the summer, when healthy eating is foremost on our minds. Eat Purely makes sticking to your healthy eating goals (or getting ready for swimsuit season) easy, because their meals are ... Read More »

Beat the Heat with Frozen Treats

Cool off with some of the city's best chilly desserts

There’s nothing quite like summertime in Chicago, when it’s the perfect time to stroll and enjoy the city’s parks, outdoor art, and beaches. But don’t just stroll­— make sure you have a sweet treat to keep you company and make the day that much tastier. BomboBar  {832 West Randolph Street; 312.492.7775} BomboBar is a cute little window on the side ... Read More »

Top to Bottom Culinary Experience at The Robey Hotel

From a lobby bar and restaurant to a rooftop lounge, The Robey Hotel has it all

The summer is the perfect season to explore new parts of our favorite city. Wicker Park has long been a destination for new and unique restaurants, but with the addition of The Robey Hotel {2018 West North Avenue, Chicago; 872.315-3050} guests have even more to explore. The hotel is located on the bustling intersection of the six corners of Damen, Milwaukee, and ... Read More »

Celebrate Summer at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Jump into the summer season at The Godfrey with new menu items, pup-friendly parties, and more

Summer is here at last, and there is no better place to celebrate than The Godfrey Hotel Chicago {127 West Huron Street, Chicago; 312.649.2000}. From street side patio sights to skyline views on the iconic roofscape, the hotel has all of your sunshine summer needs covered. All summer long, guests can experience signature events from an 80’s and 90’s Tribute Dance ... Read More »

Sips and Sights

Our favorite places in the Windy City to sip with a view

Now that the blistering winds have all but died, we can shimmy out of our cold weather clothing and soak in our long awaited sunshine. Chicago has no shortage of top-notch patios and rooftops, so we rounded up a few of our favorites where you can sip, snack, and relax in the summer sun. Cheers! ROOFTOPS Tanta {118 West Grand ... Read More »

Bite into the Best Burgers

Some of the city's best meal are two-hand burgers

The hamburger is a no fail meal option. No matter what toppings you pick, what breads you sandwich it with, or what spreads you use to finish it off with, you know you’re heading for a real feast for your taste buds. May is National Hamburger Month, and if you haven’t taken advantage of the holiday yet, we’ve rounded up ... Read More »

Get Your Game on this Weekend

Best places in the city to watch your team(s) triumph year-round

Chicago is a sports town, no doubt about it. Year-round, sports lovers can catch their favorite teams in action and even play sports in the many amateur sports leagues across the city. Whether you are a fan of the Bulls, the Bears, the Blackhawks, the Sox or the Cubs, a Big 10 team, or anything in between, the city’s restaurants ... Read More »

The Art of Aging at Primehouse

Learn what goes into the making of a great steak with one of Chicago's best spots

There are plenty of well-known and well-respected steakhouses in Chicago, but only one with an on-premise dry-aging program that guests can enjoy first hand. This interactive dining experience can only be found at Primehouse {616 North Rush Street, The James Hotel, Chicago; 312.660.6000}. For those meat lovers looking for their next steak fix, Primehouse’s “Art of Aging” dinner gives guests an exclusive look ... Read More »

A Tour of Chicago’s Tasting Menus

How Chicago’s tasting menu trend is showcasing chefs’ creative talent

Tasting menus are all the rage these days. No longer the domain of big-name chefs alone, these creative, celebratory meals allow the kitchen to strut their stuff while offering diners a true expression of the chef’s culinary vision. That’s certainly true in Chicago, where they’re the only option at some high-end restaurants and the main thrust at many, many others. ... Read More »