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Chicago Restaurants and Eats

One thing you can say about Chicagoans -- we love to eat. A melting pot of ethnicity and culture, you can find almost an infinite supply of different dining options. From staples of hot dogs, Italian beef and pizza, to Ethiopian, Korean, and Indian cuisine and everything in between, Chicago restaurants have it all. Here's a sampling of all the Windy City has to offer.
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We’ve compiled a great list of options for eating and drinking before, during and after the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
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Chicago Gourmet
The annual Chicago food festival--sponsored by Bon Appetit, the Illinois Restaurant Association and Southern Wine & Spirits of America--returns to Millennium Park.

Acme Hotel Company
The chic boutique Acme Hotel Company in River North offers comfort, rock ‘n’ roll style and affordable prices.

Chicago Italian Restaurants
Chicago has a rich history of welcoming Italian immigrants, and it shows in the number of excellent restaurants in the city serving Italian cuisine. Here are some of the most popular Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints

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Summer Pop-Ups Offer A Taste Of Chicago’s Best
Summer Pop-Ups Offer A Taste Of Chicago’s Best

Treat Mom Like A Queen
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May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in May, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Chicago's Pastry & Dessert Shops Are Sweeter Than Ever
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Get Ready For Whiskey Week In Chicago
More than 300 whiskey distillers in Chicago for a number of events.

Get Outside To Dine & Drink
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Best Chicago Restaurants
Got money to burn, an unlimited expense account with a client to impress, or want a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience? Then you will want to make sure to go to one of these over-the-top Chicago fine-dining spots.

Chicago French Restaurants
Chicago restaurants serving French cuisine are plentiful, and range from simple bistro fare to high end contemporary dining. Here are some of the most popular French restaurants in Chicago.

Chicago-Style Pizza
Also known as deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style pizza is more of a novelty for Chicago residents; most pizzerias serve a thinner crust. Here are some of our favorites.

Chicago Hot Dogs
The Chicago-style hot dog is one of the Windy City's most famous signature foods, so residents take it very serious. A classic Chicago dog starts with a steamed, all-beef frank topped with mustard, onion, relish and pickle, all nestled into a steamed poppyseed bun. Many hot dog joints also add celery salt and/or sport peppers. And remember: A Chicago-style hot dog is NEVER topped with ketchup.

Chicago Hot Dog Recipe
The Chicago hot dog can be easily recreated at home with a little preparation and attention to detail. Here's how to make a Chicago hot dog to tame your cravings until your next visit to the Windy City.

Chicago Romantic Restaurants
Whether it's for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, first date or special night out, Chicago has a variety of spots for an intimate dinner. Here are some great romantic restaurants in Chicago.

Oprah's Favorite Chicago Restaurants
Want to eat like Oprah? (And we all know she loves to eat.) Here are some of Oprah's favorite Chicago restaurants, "favorite" being defined as a restaurant Oprah has given a "shout out" to either on her show or in the press.

Great Chicago Breakfast Restaurants
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LGBT Favorites
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Taste of Chicago Returns With Food Trucks, More New Dining Options
Taste of Chicago Returns With Food Trucks, More New Dining Options

Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of fine dining without breaking the bank, as over 130 restaurants throughout Chicago offer a 3-course prix-fixe meal at the same price.

Easter Brunch in Chicago
If you're like my family, Easter means one thing -- stuffing our faces full of food from a buffet. Fortunately, there are many great places to grab Easter brunch in Chicago. Here are some of my favorites. These places tend to fill up, so be sure to make reservations early.

Chicago Seafood Restaurants
Chicago may not be next to any ocean, but today's modern shipping techniques ensure an abundance of fresh fish from all over the world. Here are some of my favorite Chicago seafood restaurants.

LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking & Dancing in Chicago
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Where To Dine & Drink When You're Stranded
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Five Food Festival Alternatives to Taste of Chicago
From Taste of Randolph to Northalsted Market Days, here are five food festival alternatives to Taste of Chicago.

Christmas Dinner in Chicago
A number of Chicago restaurants are open for Christmas, offering a wide array of options besides going out for Chinese food like in "Christmas Story". Unless indicated, prices do not include beverages, tax, and gratuity.

Next/The Aviary/The Office: A Triple Threat of Award-Winning Food & Drinks
Grant Achatz’s second, third and fourth creations co-exist in one building in Fulton Market. The award-winning chef, whose gastronomy molecular-focused Alinea opened in 2006, continues to spread his influence with Next, The Aviary and The Office.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago’s largest hotel--and the world’s largest Hyatt property--gets a $168 million renovation, which includes 2,019 guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurants.

8 Great Mexican Restaurants in Chicago
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Review: Michael Jordan's Steak House
Michael Jordan's Steak House, with its main dining room overlooking the bustling Magnificent Mile shopping strip, gets it right from the chops right down to an insanely decadent 23-layer chocolate cake.

Jellyfish

Be Thankful For These Delicious Thanksgiving Options In Chicago

Shop, Sip & Eat At These Shopping Destinations in Chicago
Windy City boutiques and retail stores doubling as bars and/or restaurants.

Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas
Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas

January in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
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Chicago Restaurant Week 2014
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Tanta
Gaston Acurio's upscale Peruvian cuisine sets sight on River North.

Profile: Grace
Grace is progressive American dining in the West Loop.

February in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago in February 2014.

Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before & After Shows
Stage Bites: Where to dine, drink before & after shows in Chicago

Neighborhood Watch: River North
Where to dine, shop and play in River North, Chicago’s trendiest area.

The Best of the Bayou in Chicago
Authentic Louisiana Cuisine Spices Up Windy City.

Chicago's Best Seafood-Focused Spots
Get the Catch of the Day at Top Windy City Restaurants

Chicago Chef Week 2014
Hot-shot, chef-driven restaurants offer outstanding deals during Chicago Chef Week 2014.

Ultimate Chicago Brunch Guide
We Cover Chicago's Vibrant Brunch Scene From Family Friendly To Unconventional Finds.

Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
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A Guide To Latin American Fare In Chicago
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Chicago Gourmet 2014
Annual Chicago Gourmet event showcases local, national and international culinary talent.

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