While the city's haute dining scene is poppin' off at the moment, on my latest trip to Chicago I largely stuck to tradition, vowing to return and take the gastro route on my next trip.
You might have to plan ahead for these guys, and it's really not all that long until the heat gets to the unbearable point one might expect in late July or early August.
An ideal Chicago evening during the spring consists of dining al fresco, but getting a reservation can prove to be nearly impossible. So we've rounded up a few amazing restaurant patios where your wait for an outdoor seat might come in at under an hour.
My grandma makes a mean pan-fried milkfish, and her pork and daikon soup is pretty legit. But she lives in southern Taiwan, and Grandma J's Local Kitchen is less than a mile down the street. Sorry, Ah-Ma, when Sunday Funday rolled around last week, Grandma J's was the superior option.
Cookie dough made tableside? It's not too good to be true! At moto, we not only play with our food, but we encourage our guests to do the same.
I asked where some of the best, high-end chefs in Chicago go after work for some good grease. Take note for some yummy, down and dirty spots. I know where I am going!
What factors make one restaurant better than another? Can you compare a roadside burger joint with an urban fine-dining restaurant?
Whether it was our mom's homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.
While choosing to check out a game at Wrigley is an easy decision, deciding which of the many places to go before or after the game is difficult. Here are three suggestions for great places to go in Wrigleyville after a game.
In true starving artist fashion, I polled 20 artists on their late night dives, juicy joints, hidden gems, cheap eats and all-around favorite hole-in-the-walls in the city. Take note. There are some great finds here!
The small plate has taken over Chicago. But sometimes, especially in these subzero temperatures, all you really want is a hefty plate of delicious food that belongs to you and only you. Sharing completely optional.
Contrary to popular belief, Chicago is a wonderful year-round destination. Yes, Chicago's nickname is "The Windy City," which conjures up images of being blown down city streets by an icy wind off of Lake Michigan.
Trenchermen chefs/owners Michael and Patrick Sheerin stopped by The Interview Show to talk running their Chicago restaurant together, fighting in the walk-in and a lengthy sit-down with an annoying table.
We are a city with an international reputation for award winning restaurants and chefs, consistently taking culinary creativity to the next level. With this in mind, I asked 19 artists to weigh in on their favorite restaurants and chefs.
Brand gets creative with its BBQ and the results are pretty great, albeit extremely rich. You must get the creamed corn as a side, and if you go for mac and cheese, bring a friend or three.