5 Chicago Restaurants to Visit Now

Chicago’s food scene is as vibrant as ever, with new restaurants opening and old favorites thriving. Let’s take a look at some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants to visit now, across our city’s neighborhoods…


Bookmark these 5 trending Chicago restaurants:


Clever Rabbit

Clever Rabbit is located at 2015 W. Division in Wicker Park.


Booth One

Booth One is located at 1301 N. State Street in Gold Coast.


Tied House

Tied One is located at 3157 N. Southport in Lakeview.



S.K.Y. is located at 1239 W. 18th Street in Pilsen.


Gideon Sweet

Gideon Sweet is located at 841 W. Randolph in West Loop.



Which spot looks best to you?




Chicago Restaurant Week is Here

Restaurant Week is underway in Chicago, which is gathering nearly 400 of our city’s best restaurants to create prix fixe meals for a limited time. The concept is straightforward: Dinner may either be $44 or $33; while lunch and brunch are $22. It’s a perfect time of year to taste and experience the Chicago food scene. Additional details are available at and reservations can be made through OpenTable. Don’t miss your chance!


See 8 of our favorite participating restaurants…


Nico Osteria






Le Colonial


The Allis


Bar Siena


Del Frisco’s


Margeaux Brasserie



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Life, Places

The Best Pizza, Cocktails, Burgers and MORE!

Kelly Rizzo dishes it out with Michigan Avenue Magazine and shares her favorite local places to grab classic Chicago grub.

Burger: Au Cheval. “Hands down, and most people won’t contest that.” 800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

Live music: Joe’s Bar. “Country music is my love and no one gives it to you better than Joe’s Bar.” 940 W. Weed St., 312-337-3486


Rockin’ spot: Bub City. “Their barbecue is outstanding. Ultimate combo of great food and live country music.” 435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4200

Brunch: Miss Ricky’s at the Virgin Hotel. “The best chicken & waffles I have ever had.” 203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4777

Cocktails: Three Dots and a Dash. “The most delicious, innovative, interactive, and potent cocktails anywhere.” 435 N. Clark St. (alley entrance), 312-610-4220


Late-night craving: Veggie burrito from Jaimito’s Burritos in Lincoln Park. “Best burritos and tacos in the city.” 1781 N. Clybourn Ave., 312-397-9009

Special occasion spot: Next. “Since the menu and theme changes, you’re in for a unique experience.” 953 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-0858

Hidden gem: Friends Sushi. “It’s so cozy, and they have the freshest maki rolls.” 710 N. Rush St., 312-787-8998

Ultimate indulgence: “Stuffed spinach and mushroom pizza from Bella Bacinos.” 2204 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-472-7400

Neighborhood haunt: 3 Greens Market in River North. “Yummy salad bar and Small Cheval-style burgers.” 354 W. Hubbard St., 312-888-9195

Sexiest scene: Soho House‘s rooftop in the summer. “Doesn’t get more ‘scene-y’ than Soho!” Members only. 113 N. Green St., 312-521-8000


Guilty pleasure: McDonald’s Fish Filet. “I stopped eating the beef from McDonald’s… but I can’t give this baby up.”

Worth the drive: Parson’s Chicken and Fish. “The best fried fish sandwich I’ve ever had (don’t tell McDonald’s I said that).” 2952 W. Armitage Ave., 773-384-3333

Hotel hangout: Allium at Four Seasons. “Great for a nightcap during a staycation.” 120 E. Delaware Pl., 312-799-4900

Pizza: Coalfire. “Best thin crust pizza on earth, and the owner Dave makes you feel like family.” 1321 W. Grand Ave., 312-226-2625

My last meal: Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. “Give me 50 pounds of stone crab claws and I’ll die happy.” 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637