Declaring that "anything short of nudity goes these days," Chicago Magazine just picked out its 17 favorite new restaurants in the city.
LTHForum updated its list of Great Neighborhood Restaurants, adding 14 new options to the already exhaustive Chicago-area archive.
Watch the two dig into some fried caterpillars at Four Belly, and, just for kicks, some octopus balls, frog legs, and roasted black garlic ramen. I'd call Dennis a natural.
After an insane first week, Eataly Chicago closed for a day to restock.
Chicago completely dominated The Daily Meal's best of list, with more doughnut shops in the top 25 than New York, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles combined.
It was a feel good year for the Chicago Michelin Guide, as no restaurants were bumped off the list. Plus, six joined the club, bringing the total number of starred restaurants to 25.
It will be next week before the coveted stars are officially released, but until then you can make due with the list of Bib Gourmand winners.
It comes as a complete shock to post that Charlie Trotter died today at the age of 54. Like a lot of people, I find it hard to discuss Trotter without resorting to hyperbole, but there is little doubt that he, more than anyone else in the city, helped ignite Chicago's adventurous and progressive dining scene.
Kuma's Corner is serving a burger this month called The Ghost, which is topped with slow braised goat shoulder, aged white cheddar, ghost chile aioli, red wine reduction, and, oh yeah, a communion wafer. As you can imagine, some people are upset.
I've never gotten choked up about a restaurant closing—until today, when I learned that Uncle John's BBQ on 69th closed its doors for good.
Some new details were teased out about Eataly's upcoming Chicago location, including fact that it will house eight different restaurants.
To get a sense of her size, here she is in comparison to a medium pan pizza from Pequod's, which is how Chicagoans like to measure all things.
We're big fans of the LTHForum, which you've probably noticed from the few dozen times we've mentioned it. So we're excited to see that the site has been completely redesigned.
No matter if you're more excited to see Mumford & Sons or a reunited Nine Inch Nails, this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park also continues the fine tradition of bringing food vendors worth your attention. Here are the ten places I'm most looking forward to trying.
After a fire caused significant damages back in May, Lillie's Q finally reopened last night in Bucktown.
Thanks to everyone who entered to win a Chicago Drink Deck.
Looking for a reasonable excuse to get out and try a bunch of new bars? This set of 52 playing cards features discounts to as many different establishments. Enter to win a free deck.
I was obviously saddened to hear that all of Grub Street's city sites except New York closed to today. Mostly, I'm just upset that I won't be able to read what current editor, Mike Gebert, has to say about the dining scene.
Owner Jeni Britton Bauer chats about what to expect Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's upcoming location in Chicago.
Remember the rumor about the potential Shake Shack location in the old Harley-Davidson store in Chicago's River North? Looks like it's official now.