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Wrigleyville’s Getting a Restaurant That Loves Ron Swanson’s Bacon Habits

"Raw Bar’s closing on Clark Street to make room for WHISK. After a 13-year run just north of Wrigley Field, Raw Bar & Grill is going away. Ownership is handing over operations to the owners of WHISK, the West Town restaurant known for its burgers, brunch, and Mexican-inspired menu. The restaurant space will be split [...]

2018-06-13T14:56:27+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

New 18-story Belmont Avenue apartment tower ready to rise in East Lakeview

"The development at 450-454 W. Belmont will contain 80 units and 48 parking spaces. A long-discussed apartment development is finally ready to break ground in Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood. The upcoming project at 450-454 W. Belmont Avenue landed its full construction permit late last week. Situated just steps from Belmont Harbor and Chicago’s popular Lakefront [...]

2018-06-13T14:53:07+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

Tour Boka’s Latest Where Fans Can Eat Steak While Viewing Wrigley Field

"Boka Restaurant Group hopes the “traditional Americana feel” that was successful at Swift & Sons, its Fulton Market steakhouse, translates well across from Wrigley Field when they open the company’s 19th restaurant. Dutch & Doc’s, the home run-hitting group’s newest restaurant, debuts today for lunch and dinner next to the Hotel Zachary at the corner [...]

2018-05-25T12:00:30+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Boka Restaurant Group to Open Dutch & Doc’s at Hotel Zachary

"Cubs fans have only gotten a taste of what the Hotel Zachary, which opened last month across the street from Wrigley Field, can do. But come Thursday, customers can finally experience the fully armed and operational building when the final piece of the puzzle opens on the northwest corner of Addison and Clark. Boka Restaurant Group, [...]

2018-05-22T10:38:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

A Critic Thinks Mordecai Changes the Game in Wrigleyville

"Mike Sula says Mordecai is an experience worth braving the Wrigleyville crowds for. Matthias Merges’s project inside Hotel Zachary is a refreshing addition that brings fine dining and a seriously impressive whiskey collection to the neighborhood. For fans who want more than an Old Style, the cranberry gin rickey is “tall, pleasingly bitter” and “fresh as [...]

2018-05-21T12:59:34+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

12 Best Lobster Rolls in Chicago

Article By: Jeffy Mai - Eater Chicago "Summer is prime season for a lobster roll, but plenty of Chicago restaurants serve standout versions of the East Coast favorite all year round. Chicago is a long way from the East Coast but that doesn’t stop local spots from offering luscious versions of the sandwich. Dripping in [...]

2018-05-17T10:10:01+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Chicago’s Best Grilled Cheese Spots Debuts a Late-Night Lakeview Pizzeria

"Those walking in the sunshine on Wednesday afternoon in Lakeview may have noticed some surprising activity as Slice of Cheesies, the new pizza parlor from the owners of Cheesie’s Pub and Grub, is open. A formal opening wasn’t expected until Friday, but the doors were open and vintage video games were plugged in at 958-964 [...]

2018-05-09T10:46:04+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

Best Outdoor Bars in Chicago

"After months spent huddling around fireplaces and shivering from inevitable bar-room drafts, you deserve a drink. Outside. With the sun beaming down, margarita in hand. Chicago is happy to oblige with droves of excellent alfresco watering holes. Whether you're looking for a boozy slushy, an ice-cold beer or a glass of rosé, we have just the spot for you. Our guide to [...]

2018-05-03T12:30:55+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

20 New Spots for Chicago’s Patio Season

"Fun in the sun is coming... It may seem like spring will never truly arrive in Chicago but think positive thoughts because warmer days are (presumably) ahead. And when temperatures finally do rise, many of the city’s newest restaurants will be ready to unveil their patio spaces. Beat the crowds by checking out the list [...]

2018-04-19T13:00:45+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

How One of Chicago’s Most Ambitious Restaurant Projects Arrived in Wrigleyville

"The Hotel Zachary and the Ricketts family aim to transform Lakeview... The Hotel Zachary has finally opened across the street from Wrigley Field, a massive development that’s attempting to redefine Lakeview with a bevy of new dining and drinking options. Gone is the McDonald’s at the corner of Clark and Addison and its place there’s a 173-room boutique hotel with [...]

2018-04-16T14:45:33+00:00 April 16th, 2018|