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The West Loop is Chicago’s New Burger Capital

Chicago’s New Burger Capital . The West Loop has never been beefier, as more and more hot burger options pop up throughout the neighborhood. . The O.G.’s of the West Loop’s burger boom are Grange Hall Burger Bar and Au Cheval. The former is a modest, pastoral haven slinging homey fare you might expect to […]

Chicago Restaurants: Where to Eat This Week: Between Bites, Wine and Cheese, New Bar Snacks, and Cereal-infused Cocktails

At Chicago Restaurants new dishes and drinks are constantly debuting in Chicago restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries, which means there are lots of new things to eat around town. Here are some ideas for what to eat this week.     Between Bites: Round Two New Bar Snacks at The Berkshire Room Dealer’s choice bar […]

New Year’s Eve in Chicago Restaurants

In case you don’t feel like staying in this New Year’s Eve, here are several restaurants open and celebrating this year.   (Caviar tasting at Henri)  New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year, as hordes of people go out to celebrate with friends and family over plates of food […]

Sweet of the Week: Cannoli at Filini

(Cannoli at Filini) In the pantheon of classic “ethnic” desserts, cannoli reigns supreme as far as I’m concerned. I defy anyone to decry the combination of sweet ricotta, crispy fried pastry shell, and pistachios as anything less than perfect. Heck, even a lackluster, poorly made cannoli is delicious. You know the ones, with pre-bought shells […]