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If you've never had a proper Southern breakfast you might want to prepare much in the same way those guys prepare to eat 40 hot dogs in one sitting. As in, get both your mind your stomach ready f... read more
Henry Chang recently opened this bite-sized sushi spot across the street from his equally-as-minimalist, but über-hip Asian eatery Pingpong. Fresh fish is featured in the maki rolls, occasional DJs... read more
Lately, this clean and bright gourmet market/café on Southport has gotten more press for its cupcakes than its fresh, seasonal breakfast, brunch and lunch fare. Not that we don't agree that the fro... read more
Chef Roger Herring became known for his fresh chickpea crepes he served up at the Green City market before he opened this spacious restaurant on a prominent Lakeview corner. The savory crepes, or ... read more
From dinner until the late-night dining crowd sets in, Coobah is one of Wrigleyville's non-sports bars that buzzes all night. Known for its Latin-fusion dishes, late hours (the kitchen closes at mi... read more
A standard spot for first dates, it's worth the wait for a table at any of the 16 bustling locations of Mia around the Chicagoland area. This friendly spot features reasonably priced, tasty Italia... read more
Penny's is a classic noodle shop (now a Chicago chain) under the L tracks that's enjoyed enduring popularity despite its teeny tiny space and so-so wok and noodle dishes. Still, budget-conscious t... read more
You'll swear you're not in Wrigleyville anymore when you saunter into this über-hip BYOB spot with only a handful of tables and a minimalist white interior. The never-ending Pan-Asian menu will sat... read more
Casual and fun Thai restaurant that has pretty good spring rolls and a mountainous rama broccoli. The place is bright and easy-going, the staff young and pleasant. Perfect for those uninitiated to ... read more
There's really two entirely different entities here: a quiet seafood-themed dining room in the back with gentle piano music, and a loud adjoining bar where power-yuppie patrons drink stiff martinis... read more
A Chicago success story recently introduced into the L.A. market, Intelligentsia is known as much for its green coffee[em]raw, unroasted coffee beans purchased only from socially responsible growe... read more
A Lakeview institution for matzo balls, chicken soup and other Jewish comfort-food favorites, the Bagel's been around about as long as Manishevitz and the menu reads like it. Huge deli sandwiches a... read more
A charming spot in the Cubs heartland that feels more upscale than it actually is. The bar area, with its fireplace and trio of leather sofas, is home to community performers each night while local... read more
Tequila-infused cocktails are really the main (or only) attraction at this ever-crowded Mexican joint, where the killer margaritas come in sizes that range from really big to enormous. Standard... read more
They make their own Italian sausage at this hidden gem pizzeria that should've become a chain long ago. The quality of their pies has remained unparalleled for at least 20 years. Half-bar, half-res... read more
The slogan of this Boystown staple is meat-free '83, and they mean it. Famous for their soy, vegan, organic and veggie-friendly items -- from tofu scramble to seitan Reubens. Desserts are sweet... read more
This Chicago-based sandwich chain has exploded everywhere from Lincolnshire to O'Hare, and for good reason: their oven-toasted sandwiches are made-to-order and always tasty. There's just something... read more
West African food at West African prices. The traditional goat and rice specialties are surprisingly tasty, but we also recommend experiencing pounded yam ("foo foo"), catfish and stewed snails. Th... read more
This 24/7 diner offers failsafe cures for the booze-induced munchies. The people-watching gets better as the night goes on, right down to the harried servers who've been detoxifying lushes with bot... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...