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In celebration of the new season of FX’s The Bear, American Express and Resy bring you behind the scenes at three of Chicago’s top restaurants: Giant, Kasama, and Obélix to learn more about their connections to the show.

FX’s The Bear returns June 27. Stream all episodes, only on Hulu.


In season two of FX’s The Bear, Verdana French Bistro is a fictional restaurant, but did you know those scenes were actually filmed at Giant, Jason Vincent’s beloved Logan Square destination? Here, Vincent speaks on the value of hospitality within restaurants:


In season two, there is an episode where Sydney goes on a food tour to be inspired by different tastes and flavors in the city, and one of the stops is at Kasama, the acclaimed Filipino restaurant run by Tim Flores and Genie Kwon. But there’s a twist — watch the clip below to see the hack to eat your Kasama breakfast sandwich just like Sydney.


A key plotline in season two is when Marcus goes to train with chefs abroad. The brothers behind Obélix, Oliver and Nicolas Poilevey, grew up working in their parents’ French restaurants in Chicago, but they quickly learned the value of travel and immersing in cultures around the globe.