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Whether you're looking for a no-frills hot dog stand or a sophisticated steakhouse, the Windy City is overflowing with dining experiences. Our guide to Chicago sips and eats goes deep...deeper than their pizza.

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How Chicago Became a Coffee Roaster’s Town

How Chicago Became a Coffee Roaster’s Town

by Erin Meister | If there’s an iconic food to be found somewhere in America, you better believe Chicago is going to have its own special spin on it. From hot dogs to...

The Best Chicago Beers You’ve Never Heard of (Unless You’re Lucky Enough to Live Here)

The Best Chicago Beers You’ve Never Heard of (Unless You’re Lucky Enough to Live Here)

by Jordana Cohen | When it comes to culinary treats, Chicago brings up a lot of associations: deep dish pizza...Italian beef...giardiniera...Chicago-style hot dogs. Beer...

Chicago’s Epic Spices Lives Up to Its Name

This Chicago Spice Shop Is Epic...Literally

by Emily Murawski | Tucked beneath the facade of an old menswear store, Epic Spices is unassuming at first glance. Step through the little corridor between diagrams of...

More Than Just Tourist Traps: A Love Letter to Two Chicago Sports Personality Restaurants

More Than Just Tourist Traps: A Love Letter to Two Chicago Sports Personality Restaurants

by Greg Stegeman | I spend a lot of time thinking about, talking about, preparing/ordering, and eating food. It’s actually a staggeringly important part of my daily schedule...

Where Do Chicago Chefs Really Eat on Their Days Off?

Where Do Chicago Chefs Really Eat on Their Days Off?

by Samantha Lande | Chefs in Chicago work tirelessly to feed hungry locals and ravenous tourists. Their dishes are beautifully plated, well thought out, and downright delicious...

Hot Dogs, Pizza, and Grasshoppers? The Rising Demand for Edible Insects in Chicago

Hot Dogs, Pizza, and Grasshoppers? The Rising Demand for Edible Insects in Chicago

by Melissa Banigan | Feeling a little peaked? How about a plate laden with grasshoppers or fried silkworm caterpillars? Insects have wiggled their way onto menus in New...

3 Chicago Hotspots That Are Worth the Hype (and Where to Go If You Can't Get In)

3 Chicago Hotspots That Are Worth the Hype (and Where to Go If You Can't Get In)

by Joey Skladany | It's a story that's all too familiar: friend visits restaurant, friend raves about restaurant, you want to visit said restaurant, restaurant becomes...

Giardiniera: Chicago’s Condiment

Giardiniera: Chicago’s Condiment

by Greg Stegeman | Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around (you'll stay around) Bet your bottom dollar you lose the blues in Chicago...

Angel Hair Pasta with Blood Oranges and Escarole

Angel Hair Pasta with Blood Oranges and Escarole

This angel hair pasta with tangy-sweet blood orange vinaigrette and wilted escarole is a sprightly, satisfying meat-free dish, good hot or cold. Fresh...

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Butter and Iberico Ham

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Butter and Iberico Ham

These pan-seared Brussels sprouts are sweet with maple butter and salty from rich Iberico ham, with pops of pickled garlic and crisp fried sage. They...

Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Salad with Grapes, Blue Cheese, and Spiced Pecans

Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Salad with Grapes, Blue Cheese, and Spiced Pecans

This healthy roasted carrot and parsnip salad is sweet, earthy, and wholly satisfying, with extra color and flavor from grapes, blue cheese, and spiced...

Sweet and Sour Eggplant

Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This sweet and sour eggplant hits every flavor note from savory and sweet to salty and spicy, and is way tastier than take-out or delivery.

What Is a Christkindlmarket and Why You Should Find One

What Is a Christkindlmarket and Why You Should Find One

by Greg Stegeman | Dashing through the snow In a one-horse, open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way! Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun...

What Are Your Chicago Michelin Star Predictions?

What Are Your Chicago Michelin Star Predictions?

by Joey Skladany | Another week, another round of Michelin's Bib Gourmand Awards bestowed upon a major city. And this time, that city's windy. It's no secret that Chicago...

Four Splurgy Coffees That Are Worth Every Penny

Four Splurgy Coffees That Are Worth Every Penny

by Erin Meister | Today is the day to celebrate all things coffee! (OK, not all things coffee: Definitely skip the Kopi Luwak.) One of our favorite ways to honor this...

5 Chicago Brunch Dishes That Are Having a Moment

5 Chicago Brunch Dishes That Are Having a Moment

by Joey Skladany | Summer may be bidding adieu, but brunch season is here to stay. Though the bikinis are packed and the flannels have been unearthed, decadent breakfast...

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

by Roxanne Webber and Amy Sowder | Cracker Jacks and baseball have more history together than Nathan's hot dogs do with this all-American sport. Nathan's began with a 1916 hot dog stand...

5 Ways a Chicken Can Save You Money in 2017

5 Ways a Chicken Can Save You Money in 2017

by Laura Denby | Now that spring is (seemingly) on its way, New Year's resolutions are old news. Whether it be shedding a few pounds or cleaning out an old closet, most...

In Chicago, West is Best

In Chicago, West is Best

Although steakhouses, deep-dish pizza, and Chicago-style hot dogs stereotypically characterize the Windy City’s dining scene, Chicago has much more...

Chicago Steez: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Winter Dinner Spots

Chicago Steez: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Winter Dinner Spots

by Remy Patrizio | I can’t pretend to be unbiased on this one: I’m a Chicago girl - now and forever - and the 312 is v close to my heart. The raunchy summer heat rolling...

3 Chicago Dishes to Taste the Rainbow

3 Chicago Dishes to Taste the Rainbow

by chicagoandfood | “You eat with your eyes first.” Yes there is smell, and taste, and feel, and sometimes even noise, but as your dish is coming out of the kitchen and...

In Chicago, West Is Best

In Chicago, West Is Best

by Sarah Freeman | It’s easy to let the bright-lights-big-city vibe of downtown Chicago catch your eye—while bars like Sable and Broken Shaker quench your thirst—but real...

6 Fun Date Spots in Downtown Chicago

6 Fun Date Spots in Downtown Chicago

by Melissa L. | Downtown Chicago has so many great places to eat, it can be really hard to choose where to go sometimes! I Especially if you’re setting up a date and...

3 “Ice Cream” Treats That Deserve Their Own Category

3 “Ice Cream” Treats That Deserve Their Own Category

by chicagoandfood | Here at Chicagoandfood, we love our ice cream. “You sing, I sing, we all sing for ice cream”? Well we are some of the loudest screamers. Chicago has...

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