For anyone living in or around Chicago and not under a rock, it's hard to escape the fact that the most famous hot dog stand in America, Hot Doug's, is closing today. BOOM. Just like that, Doug Sohn is walking away from a sure thing. He is the Michael Jordan of purveyors of encased meat, the standard bearer of leave 'em wanting more.
I try not to think about what has to happen to these adorable creatures so that many of us can enjoy bacon.
Here are 30 more of the top-rated restaurants within the moderate price range ($$) in six of the biggest communities in southern Illinois, based on Yelp reviews.
Regardless of the city's proximity to an ocean, oyster bars have popped up all over Chicago over the past few months. Most of them appear to be quite similar, all appropriately serving the freshest seafood in a trendy, yet sophisticated environment. So how are you supposed to choose your faux-coastal experience?
The incredibly clever foraging basket at Chicago's Alinea ...
When you hear the words: "vegetarian Chicago," do you think: cheese pizza? Hot dog, hold the dog? In a city obsessed with Hot Doug's, you may not know that Chicago has a thriving vegetarian -- and vegan -- dining scene.
Dishes from mom's kitchen just taste better. To recreate her patented dish with similar gusto, soul, and love is a challenge that no Michelin-star stage could prepare a chef for -- no matter how sharp the knives.
3D printed food belongs in space. Not in the kitchen. There, I said it. The guy who brought edible menus, handheld ovens and a robotic laser to the d...
Whether it's the local pizzeria, the nine-course tasting menu at the nearest Michelin-starred spot, or maybe that sushi place where the fish is always ridiculously fresh and the service fast, most of us keep a mental list of the restaurants we love the most.
There are still a handful of restaurants left in the country that require men to wear a jacket.
Here's my list of places to hit up for the winter.
The Thanksgiving holiday is all about expressing gratitude, but let's be frank: it centers around perhaps the most sumptuous meal we eat all year. Fo...
Deep-Dish pizza is a tourists long-awaited first bite, a city transplants new love, yet consistently a Chicagoans last option. Although just as delicious, many Deep-Dish experiences result in a post Deep-Dish coma.
Are you ready to eat the most blasphemous burger burger in America? Chicago's infamous metal-themed burger joint, Kuma's Corner, recently rolled out their monthly special, this time named 'The Ghost Burger.'
Any Chicagoan can see that the closest body of water is not anywhere you'd want to go fishing. Still, here are some spots in Chicago that take large measures to serve up solid seafood options year round.
Why is it so damn hard to find a decent Chicago-style pizza outside Illinois?