A trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without visiting at least one iconic restaurant. If you're planning a vacation in May, get ready to celebrate a number of food-oriented holidays, which include National Burger Month, National BBQ Month and Cinco de Mayo.
It's finally beginning to look like spring in Chicago.
We're incredibly happy about that, and as the weather warms up, you'll truly get a chance to explore the city. To assist you in your travels, we've created the May in Chicago Weather and Event Guide. As always, you'll find in it how to dress for the weather, top upcoming events, hottest theater shows, new bar and restaurants, and more.
Another reason why you might find the May guide handy is if you're planning to be in Chicago during Mother's Day. For additional resources, check out the official Mother's Day Guide for Chicago, which also includes lodging, shopping and spa recommendations.
Missed out on getting tickets to the annual WhiskyFest this week?
Don't worry. We'll quench your thirst with tempting, booze-infused events happening during Chicago Whiskey Week. From festive sit-down dinners to casual events you can check out during happy hour, these happenings are a great way to experience authentic Chicago nightlife.
Who else gets it done right for those looking for classic and contemporary tipplers? New and old, we've gathered a great list of Chicago's best cocktail lounges.
Flowers are blooming. People have a lighter pep in their steps. And baseball season is back in action.
But if you're not a baseball fan (gasp!), there's so much more happening in April in Chicago if you plan on visiting.
From the first-ever "Chicago Dance Month" to a host of hot new restaurant and bar openings, there isn't a boring moment in the city.
Look no further for those Easter brunch plans.
With spring finally here, there's a possibility that we just might have decent weather in Chicago for the holiday. And if you're charged with making reservations, we've got you covered with the very best Easter brunch options to share with family and friends.
From an afternoon cruise on the Spirit of Chicago to bountiful buffets featuring Asian, Italian and French fare, you won't be disappointed.
The West Coast-based American Junkie brings a cheery vibe to Chicago with little kitsch and a chef-driven menu that doesn't take itself too serious.
The multifaceted concept--which takes up two levels--also operates as a sports lounge, live-music venue and contemporary nightclub. It should be a hit and great addition to Chicago's vibrant dining scene.
St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal in Chicago, mostly because of the large population of those with Irish heritage coursing through their blood.
That also explains why Chicago has two St. Patrick's Day parades--one on the South Side and the other downtown--plus more Irish bars than Starbucks in the city and surrounding areas.
Lucky for you, you don't have to be Irish to join in on the fun this weekend, but choices can get overwhelming. That's why we created this nifty guide of some of the most authentic Irish bars in town. Read More...
With Chicago being a big foodie town, there's no getting away with mediocrity, whether it's casual dining or a big night on the town.
That's especially true with vegetarian cuisine, which until recently was just a bunch of vegetables on a plate at a number of restaurants.
Thankfully, times have changed and even this hardcore carnivore has been seduced by the many meatless options that are simply delicious. From a "soul food"-focused spot to a chef-driven destination, here are some of the very best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Chicago.
You should never assume matters are the same from place to place, which is why I created this nifty Guide to Tipping in Chicago.
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