Author: Maggie Hennessy


The RundownChicago

Everything You Need to Know About Soif, Now Open in Logan Square

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series, The…

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GuidesChicago

Ten Outstanding Private Dining Options in Chicago

As the holidays approach, we’re particularly grateful for the chance to share a festive meal with friends, family and colleagues…

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Photo courtesy of Noble Thai

The Hit ListChicago

The November Hit List: Noble Thai, Nobody’s Darling, Giant, and More

Fall is here, and with it some moody skies and chillier mornings. But we’ll gladly take that as an excuse…

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Photo courtesy of Elina's

The Hit ListChicago

The October Hit List: Elina’s, Milk Room, Victor’s Cafe, and More

It may not feel like it weather-wise, but autumn has descended. Fittingly, there’s plenty of carb-rich comfort on the docket…

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Photo courtesy of Split-Rail

The Hit ListChicago

The September Hit List: Lure Fishbar, Split-Rail, The Chicago Diner, and More

Fall is almost here, which has us craving a little cozy sustenance, good wine, and low light. Luckily, this month’s…

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All the gin drinks, at Scofflaw. // Photo courtesy of Scofflaw

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to the Best Cocktail Spots in Chicago

Could you maybe use a cocktail? Us, too. Fortunately, superb choices abound in Chicago, helmed by world-class bartenders in spaces…

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Giant has become known for comfort food favorites like cold fried chicken (center), grilled pork (lower right) and a multi-layered crepe cake (upper left). // Photography courtesy of Giant

Dish By DishChicago

Giant’s Engaging Comfort Food, As Seen Through Five Dishes

Whenever I’ve tried to describe the food to someone who’s never eaten at Giant, standard menu-speak like “seasonal American” or…

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Photo by Clayton Hauck, courtesy of Lardon

The Hit ListChicago

The August Hit List: Esmé, Lula Cafe, Lardon, Dave’s Red Hots, and More

The steamy dog days of summer are here, bringing a few hotly anticipated restaurant openings (and one long-awaited return). There’s…

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Photo courtesy of The Moonlighter

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago

It’s full summertime, and we’re here for all of Chicago’s many stellar patios. From diverse, vibrant Bridgeport to the soaring…

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Part of a spread at Esme. // Photography courtesy of Esme

The RundownChicago

Five Things to Know About Esmé, Opening in Lincoln Park

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series…

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