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PHOTOS: Unique & Delicious Chicago Burgers

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

In our meat-loving town, it's not exactly tough to find a great burger. And at many local spots, non-beef options like turkey and seafood burgers are ...

PHOTOS: Hung Over? Try One Of Chicago's Best Bloody Marys

| Lauren Drell | Posted 09.09.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are devoutly loyal to their favorite Sunday brunches, and will often wait in long lines just to ease their hangovers with a plate of eggs b...

A Slew Of New Restaurants Open On North Side

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

In just the last few weeks, the Edgewater area has turned into the hub of new restaurant openings. Here's a rundown of what's new on the North Side th...

Chicago Eating, Beat Cop Style: Book Sheds Light On Overlooked Neighborhood Gems

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

If you've lived in the same Chicago community some time, you might already know about the favorite cop hangouts in your 'hood. But do you know the sto...

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day With Chicago's Best

| Lauren Drell | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day (what, you didn't know July 6 was National Fried Chicken Day?), we flocked to chicken joints throughout the cit...

Chicagoan Takes Second In 2011 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island – the...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best French Fries

| Lauren Drell | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are always arguing over food -- deep dish or thin crust, steamed dogs or grilled -- but one thing that you'll never find locals debating is...

Chicago Chef Responds To Michelle Obama's Calls For Healthier Schools

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

As co-chef and co-owner of both Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Café, two-time James Beard award-winner Sarah Stegner already has a lot on her plate, ...

Food Truck To Bring Global Eats To Chicago Streets

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has a truck for mac and cheese, a truck for sausage and a truck for cupcakes. Next month, husband and wife entrepreneurs Mike Maloney and Elai...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Vegan Restaurants

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Whether you do it for the animals, for your health or just because you like it, going vegan in Chicago has never been easier thanks to the growing num...

PHOTOS: Ribfest Chicago Takes Over North Center

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

The air in North Center was thick with smoke and hypnotizing meaty aromas, as tens of thousands packed onto a few blocks of Lincoln Avenue for Ribfest...

Chicago Hot Dog Companies In A Weenie War

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

A descendant of one of the founders of the popular Chicago hot dog maker Vienna Beef has landed in the legal hot seat as his former employer filed sui...

Cool New Places For Cold Summer Treats

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

These days, your traditional summertime cool down doesn’t have to be ice cream. It can also be frozen custard, frozen yogurt or even snow ice. Check...

PHOTOS: A Sausage Feast At SausageFest

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

Sausage, sausage, sausage. Alligator sausage. Pita-wrapped sausage. Ten-inch sausage. Tribute-to-Mayor Daley sausage (served with sharp white cheddar,...

Chicago's Best Doughnut Spots

| Evangeline Politis | Posted 08.03.2011 | Chicago

While they may not help your summer beach bod goal, doughnuts will always put a smile on your face. In honor of National Doughnut Day, we decided to r...

My Chicago: 10 Questions For Brendan Sodikoff

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Who: Brendan Sodikoff Age: 32 Current Neighborhood: River North Years in Chicago: 4 Current Gig: Mastermind and owner of the line-down-th...

From Lobster Rolls To BBQ, Chicago Has Options For Homesick Out-Of-Towners

| Lauren Drell | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Homesick for your favorite hometown eats? If you can't get out of town to curb your Maine lobster roll, Philly cheesesteak, or Texas-style BBQ craving...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Outdoor Barbecue Spots

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

The Memorial Day tradition of barbecuing and drinking beers in the sun is a great one, but not everyone wants to spend the day flipping burgers on a g...

This Week's Deals: Cheap Shakes, Adler After Dark

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

It may be only Tuesday, but we know you’re already getting stir-crazy at work. Ease your mind by checking out these amazing deals and events and pla...

Beloved Kuma's Falls One Spot

John Barrett | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago
John Barrett

We took our first bite into Lockdown's juicy patties and immediately knew we were dealing with Elite meat. We heard this Ukrainian Village burger bar was good, but we didn't expect it to be this good.

Hunting for Chicago's Best Burger

John Barrett | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago
John Barrett

We are two Chicago burger fanatics on a quest to seek and eat the best burgers this city has to offer. We hope to lead Chicagoans to the burger promised land.

Old-School Charm Meets Modern Italian On Taylor Street

| Lauren Drell | Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

Taylor Street has always been a Chicago destination for old-world Italian, but these days, the classic red sauce joints are being joined by spots offe...

Hot Or Not: Which New Restaurants Live Up To The Hype?

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

With so many hot openings in recent weeks, odds are you don't have the time (or the funds) to visit them all. Lucky for you, we've narrowed it down to...

Doughnut Vault Sparks A Pastry Frenzy In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago

Are cupcakes so five minutes ago? Judging by the buzz surrounding doughnuts recently, there's a new sweet treat that's looking to take top billing. T...

Celebrate Earth Day At Chicago's Greenest Eateries

Jessica Radloff | | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

With Earth Day just around the corner, how are you helping to make Chicago a greener environment? Check out some of Chi-town's greenest and most envir...