Chicago’s Best Fried Chicken

"Crunchy, yet tender on the inside; that's what makes for the perfect piece of fried chicken. Yes, Chicago is best known for hot dogs and Italian beef, but you'll be sorry if you don't give the fried chicken offerings the respect they deserve. The recipes may be Southern in origin, but decades of experimentation have made [...]

2018-08-13T11:54:06-05:00August 13th, 2018|

The 11 Essential Korean Restaurants in Chicago

"One of life’s greatest pleasures is seeing the onslaught of dish after dish of banchan filling up a table. Yet with fusion spots and fancy restaurants adding a little fine dining flair to traditional dishes, Chicago’s Korean restaurants have much more than Korean barbecue. From bibimbap to a big bowl of soup or a hearty [...]

2018-07-24T15:36:18-05:00July 24th, 2018|

Chicago’s 20 Best Pieces of Fried Chicken

"Crispy skin is up there with life's greatest pleasures, alongside hot sauce and honey butter. Don't settle for anything less than a jarring crunch followed by the juicy flesh of a perfectly fried piece of chicken. From Nashville hot to Korean-style, these 20 poultry experts know their way around a frying and promise to serve [...]

2018-07-12T10:20:25-05:00July 12th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-06-13T14:56:27-05:00June 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 [...]

2018-06-13T14:53:07-05:00June 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 [...]

2018-05-25T12:00:30-05:00May 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, [...]

2018-05-22T10:38:47-05:00May 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 [...]

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