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The RundownChicago

Meet Duck Sel, Chicago’s Fanciest Pop-Up

Back in 2018, at the ripe age of 28, chef Donald Young was one of the youngest chefs in the…

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Dish By DishChicago

What to Eat and Drink at Wicker Park’s New Mexican-Japanese Cocktail Bar

Meet Valedor, a dramatic new Mexican-Japanese cocktail bar with moody low lighting and petite tables bringing a new kind of…

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The One Who Keeps the BookChicago

How To Get Into White-Hot Basque Steakhouse Asador Bastian

Since opening in March 2023, Asador Bastian has become one of the most popular chophouses in Chicago, thanks to its…

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The One Who Keeps the BookChicago

How To Get Into Mexican Hotspot La Josie – and What to Order Once You’re In

A buzzy Mexican restaurant and agave bar on Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row, La Josie has become a reliable neighborhood staple…

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GuidesChicago

Where To Eat and Drink Near the United Center

The United Center is home to the Bulls and Blackhawks, and the arena also plays host to some of Chicago’s…

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InterviewsChicago

How New Owners Are Bringing New Energy to This Female-Owned Steakhouse in Chicago

Chicago has lots of steakhouses, but Kinzie Chophouse is perhaps the only one that’s been woman-owned for 32 years. Longtime…

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The RundownChicago

All About Sifr, River North’s New Spot for Modern Middle Eastern Fare

You might not know chef Sahil Sethi’s name yet – but if you’ve dined at ROOH Chicago, Bar Goa, or…

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The RundownChicago

Meet Kyōten Next Door, Otto Phan’s Affordable Omakase Outpost

There’s been a burst of omakase restaurants opening across America the past couple of years, and Chicago is no exception,…

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Dish By DishPortland

Five Dishes to Love on ōkta’s Vegetable-Forward Summer Tasting Menu

ōkta is an expression of Oregon’s unique ecosystem filtered through chef Matthew Lightner‘s culinary creativity. The restaurant in McMinnville’s boutique…

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InterviewsChicago

New Cindy’s Chef Kaleena Bliss Has Big Plans for Chicago’s Hottest Rooftop

Chef Kaleena Bliss has spent most of her career in the Pacific Northwest, cooking in Portland, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle,…

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