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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...

Chicago's Best First Date Restaurants

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

Let's face it: location can make or break a first date. Make it an unforgettable evening by taking your date to one of these Chicago restaurants. For...

Tips For Getting Into Chicago's Most Popular Restaurants

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

If you've tried unsuccessfully to finagle your way in, by bribery or pleading your case, to the hosts at some of the city's most popular restaurants, ...

Khuin Pops Up For A Second Helping Of Good Eats

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

You've heard about pop-up clothing stores, but what about a pop-up restaurant? Three students from Washburne Culinary Institute first brought this rev...

Chicago's Cult Eateries Now In The Guidebooks

Crain's Chicago Business | By: Lisa Bertagnoli | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

On any given Saturday, about 30% of the crowd waiting to spend $2.50 on a Hot Doug's hot dog is from out of town. And sometimes way out of town: Owner...

Eat And Drink On The Cheap In Chicago This Week

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

Don't waste your money on overpriced food and drinks. Instead, check out some of these great daily deals and plan your week accordingly. Tuesday: $2 ...

Eat Well (For A Good Cause): Chicago Restaurants Raise Cash For Japan

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local restaurants are stepping up to the plate to raise money for Japanese disaster relief, by offering special menu items and cocktails, with some ev...

Chicago's Best Restaurant Freebies

| Marly Schuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whoever said that nothing is free has clearly never been to the four restaurants below. Sit down to a meal at any of these quality eateries and you'll...

Good Food Festival Showcases Chicago's Thriving Local Food Scene

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just because Chicago seemingly goes into deep hibernation during the winter does not mean its local farms aren't thriving. For evidence of that, a ple...

Four Things To Eat This Week

| Marly Schuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some restaurants have such vast menus that it's difficult to find the best bite. We want to help you sort through the clutter from appetizers to desse...

Chicago's Most Daunting Food Challenges

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Do you have what some might call a "bottomless" stomach? Do you aspire to live like Adam Richman from the Travel Channel's "Man V. Food?" Then take on...

A Love Letter to Chicago, Signed in Hot Sauce

Rebecca Kosick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Kosick

Chicago's got one of the most outstanding restaurant scenes this side of anywhere. By example, these restaurants showed me how to put food and flavors together, how to craft a dish and a meal.

Happy Birthday, Chicago: 6 Things We've Mastered In 174 Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated. A lot has happened in the past 174 years--some of it good, some of it bad. Before we hav...

WATCH: Chicago's Grant Achatz Talks About Starting Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alinea's Grant Achatz has already received more recognition and awards than most chefs could ever dream of. Now, he is getting ready to accept another...

Chicago Episode Of Andrew Zimmern's 'Bizarre Foods' Airs Tonight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is home to some of the most respected chefs in the world. Whether you're into greasy spoons or Michelin-rated fine dining establishments, we h...

PHOTOS: A Valentine's Day Dining Guide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unfortunately for those who care about Valentine's Day, it falls on a Monday this year. Many people plan on going out over the weekend to celebrate, a...

Goose Island And Longman & Eagle Unveil Their Pork Soda (And It's A Hit)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pork trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Nor does the Logan Square and craft beer trend. So, it's not very surprising to see two of Chicago's...

The BEST Tater Tots In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's time to show some love for crispy bite-size hash browns. Wednesday is National Tater Tot Day--and Chicago has quite a few places to celebrate. T...

Meat Week Starts Sunday: Check The Restaurant Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling all Chicago meat lovers: it's time to dig in! Sunday, Jan. 30 is the kick-off to Meat Week. Meat Week takes place the first week in February....

PHOTOS: Chicago's BEST Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We turn into cold, grumpy, hungry hermits this time of year--and who could blame us? If the cold weather has you bummed as well, may we suggest a gril...

Chicago's 12 Best Burgers: Did Your Favorite Make The Cut?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to food, Chicago has you covered. The pizza, the hot dogs and of course, some seriously tasty burgers. HuffPost Chicago asked some of ...

A Culinary Wishlist: Chicago Needs More Chinese Food, Pizza By The Slice

The A.V. Club Chicago | November 4, 2010 03:03 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is, without a doubt, one of the best food cities in the world. We own Italian beef, hot dogs, and deep-dish and thin-crust pizza. Tourists and...

STAY WARM: Some Great Chicago Soup Spots

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For many of us, January is Stay Inside With Blankets, Snacks and Television Month. It also happens to be National Soup Month, which is certainly weath...