Chicago Mardi Gras Celebrations Full of Fun and Flavor

Bring out the Hurricanes and po'boy sandwiches...because we have some eating to do!

Mardi Gras is the perfect excuse to do what we already love doing all year long…eat, drink and be merry! The perfect break in the monotony of winter, Fat Tuesday is coming up next week and promises to be a day (or a few days) full of fun, flavor and festivities. No matter if Chicago restaurants usually serve Southern classics ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Spots Perfect for a Low-Stress Date

From food halls to pop-up bars, Chicago has plenty of easy breezy date spots you'll love

We completely understand that Valentine’s Day causes lots of undo stress. If you’re in a relationship, you want it to be an extra special date night. If you’re single, you want to have fun without being barraged with romance. If you’re newly dating, you may have no idea what to do! It’s not really an easy night or weekend on ... Read More »

Romantic Chicago Date Night Spots

Valentine's Day is coming...do you know where you're headed?

Romance is in the air, Chicago! Valentine’s Day is coming up this Friday, and that means you only have a few more days to plan something extra amazing. But no pressure…you still have plenty of options left! Take a deep breath, and read on for our Top 10 picks for a love-filled weekend of food. These romantic destinations are also ... Read More »

Top Stories in the NEW 2020 Winter/Spring Issue

All the best that's in store for Chicago food...in this season and the next

Need help planning your most delicious year yet?  Let the DiningOut Winter/Spring 2020 issue guide your way to every tasty bite! On sale and online now, you can get your fill of the best the Chicago culinary world has to offer. Let’s dig in! Highlights from our Winter/Spring 2020 issue include: Our cover star, the newly revamped Hubbard Inn, which ... Read More »

Score a Great Game Day Meal for Super Bowl Sunday

These Chicago spots have dine-in and catering offers that will have you doing your own touchdown dance

Whether you’re a big football fan or not, you can’t deny the excitement of Super Bowl Sunday. The athleticism, the halftime show, the thrill of victory…THE FOOD. No matter who you’re rooting for, we can all agree that game day food is super delicious. It’s always a win! That’s why Chicago bars and restaurants are offering an all-star line-up of ... Read More »

Take a Sip Out of Dry January in Chicago

Just because you aren't drinking this month, or at all, doesn't mean you can't have fun

Participating in Dry January shouldn’t mean you’re left high and dry and out of fun this month! Chicago bars and restaurants have stepped up with plenty of mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks that make it easy and delicious to drink zero-proof. And, since there are only a few days left in January, you deserve a special treat for making it this ... Read More »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2020: Favorites and Great Finds

Our Top 10 Local Restaurants with Menus to Savor

What happens January 24-February 9, you may ask? Only Chicago’s 13th annual Restaurant Week! The epic days of food all Chicagoans look forward to—and this year, over 400 local restaurants, including 80 first-timers, are participating in this beloved culinary experience. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, there is a prix-fixe menu and a cuisine for every one of your flights ... Read More »

Last-Minute, Top-Notch New Year’s Day Plans

Chicago is celebrating the first day of the New Year with delicious deals and fun celebrations

With all the hubbub around New Year’s Eve, we can sometimes forget that there’s a whole other day of celebrations to look forward to after the clock strikes midnight. New Year’s Day has its own parties and celebrations, if you can peel yourself out of bed that is! If you think leaving bed might be a struggle, we have a ... Read More »

Ring in New Year’s Eve at Chicago’s Hottest Spots

From themed parties to special menus, you can close out the decade in serious style

We are only one week away from not just the end of this year, but the end of a decade! That calls for an extra special celebration, and Chicago restaurants and bars have risen to the challenge with aplomb. From special tasting menus to newly re-designed River North hot spots ready to dance the night away, the Windy City is ... Read More »

Holly Jolly Meals for Christmas Eve and Day

Make the most of your holiday feast at these Chicago spots

We’re making our list, we’re checking it twice, and we’re rounding up all the best places to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Chicago 🎄  We only have a week until Christmas Day, and if you’re still looking for a place to enjoy it with your loved ones, you don’t have to stay up worrying—or counting sugar plums! From ... Read More »