07/08/2013 06:13 pm ET Updated Sep 07, 2013

Chicago's Best Outdoor Dining

by Jeff Pearl, Chicago City Guide for the Menuism Blog

Despite the recent rain showers, I think it's about time I put out my list of favorite outdoor dining options in Chicago. 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. That being said, the glory days of Chicago weather are upon us for the next few weeks. Go for a run during the day so that you can gorge yourself by night at some of these great spots.

Chicago's Best Outdoor Dining

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Chicago's Best Late Night Eats
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Chicago's Best Outdoor Dining originally published on the Menuism Blog.

Jeff Pearl has lived in the Chicagoland area his whole life, and is currently a medical student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Food has always been one of his passions. In his free time, Jeff enjoys cooking with his friends, going out to a new restaurant, or training for his next triathlon. In February 2010 he started writing about his dining experiences in his blog, Jeff Eats Chicago.