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Chicago’s Best Restaurants This Week

Chicago’s Best Chicken Wings

 Wings and the Super Bowl go together like eggnog and Christmas. Which is why now is an appropriate time to round up some of the best wings in Chicago, so you can feast your way around the city preparing for the big game. From classic wings to newfangled, here are some of the best.
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Class, National Pizza Week, Bottomless Ramen 

National Pizza Week at Macello

What New Year’s resolution? Forget all about those healthy commitments and dive face-first into National Pizza Week, which runs until January 13. You can celebrate accordingly at Macello in the West Loop, which has a special pie on the docket for the occasion. It’s called the “pizza amore” pie, made with Barese sausage, pancetta,

Coco Pazzo

Coco Pazzo

A’s List: Where to Drink Non-Alcoholic Cocktails with a Scene

Marchesa is absolutely stunning. One of the newest sensations in Chicago’s River North, the multi-level restaurant is inspired by 1920s Paris. You get that sense from the lower-level “cave” that feels like a hidden paradise for those who want to get away from the crowds to the second-floor “apartment” boasting elegant sitting parlors, baby grand piano and cigar patio.

It’s the type of cosmopolitan establishment where you just want to settle into one of the beautiful banquettes and sip a Champagne cocktail. Or a Negroni. Or the particularly potent Vieux Carre of rye, cognac, sweet vermouth and Bénédictine.

The glamorous bar at Marchesa

The glamorous bar at Marchesa