Chicago Spots to Try NOW

Dive into the latest and greatest of Windy City food

There are always new places and plates to try in the Windy City. From seasonal menus to new openings to updates on old favorites, there is always something to try. We have our take on some of the city’s latest openings and must try dishes. Try them soon, you won’t want to miss out. True Food Kitchen {1 West Erie ... Read More »

Where to Celebrate the James Beard Awards

Celebrate the James Beard Awards all around Chicago

Chicago is once again honored to be hosting the James Beard Awards. In preparation, our entire food community is putting their best plates forward to celebrate this momentous evening. The following next two weeks are going jam-packed packed with deliciousness you won’t want to miss. Of course, we have to congratulate Chicago’s 2017 nominees! These finalists are the best of the ... Read More »

Tax Day Specials Worth Every Dollar

Chicago's hottest spots can help you celebrate—or ease the pain—of filing your taxes

Tax season can either be a very good time or a very painful one. We hope you are going to be reveling in a tax refund from old Uncle Sam, but even if you’re feeling some pain from your filing, we have your back. Plenty of Chicago bars, restaurants and hotels are offering special deals on Monday to make your ... Read More »

Hop into Easter Food Heaven

Celebrate the wonderful spring holiday with brunch

From bunnies and baby chicks, to flowers and the bright colors of the season, Easter celebrates all things spring. It’s also a time to celebrate bright and unique specialty menu items created by Chicago’s top chefs just for the occasion. So before you gather your family and friends around you for Sunday brunch, check out some of our favorite places ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

New and Upcoming Chicago Hot Spots

Six restaurant hotspots that need to be on your radar

  From the West Loop to River North and beyond, our culinary neighborhoods are truly flourishing. With a new lineup of new restaurant openings on the horizon, here are six hotspots to keep on your radar. Barrio from DineAmic Group {65 West Kinzie Street, Chicago} The restaurant group that brought the city Siena Tavern, Prime & Provisions, and more, will open ... Read More »

Chicago’s Must-Try Margaritas

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summertime early with these tequila favorites

Whether you like them on the rocks or blended, with salt or without, spicy or sweet, there is no denying the appeal of the margarita. It’s a tried and true classic drink that has fans across the world, but especially in our Windy City. Luckily for cocktail lovers everywhere, today, February 22nd, is National Margarita Day, so there’s no reason ... Read More »

Get a Piece of National Pizza Day

Celebrate thin crust, deep dish, and beyond at these Italian hot spots

Did you know that 93-percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month? Our only question is, what are the other 7-percent doing?! Pizza is practically a national pastime with different areas of the country putting their own unique twist on this classic Italian dish. Chicago is, of course, known for their pizza, so we also celebrate National Pizza ... Read More »

Super Fun Super Bowl Spots

Don't miss out on these great game day menus

Though the Bears might not be playing, Super Bowl Sunday is still considered a holiday by many football fans across Chicago. It’s a great excuse to host a Sunday Funday or to gather with friends around the TV and table to cheer on the two best teams in football. Game day isn’t complete without a hearty meal though! We have ... Read More »