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Author: Maggie Hennessy


The RundownChicago

Everything You Need to Know About Andros Taverna

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

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Courtesy of Porto

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Date Night in Chicago

Whether it’s a first date or 30th anniversary dinner, date night should feel special, and a touch outside the ordinary.…

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The quesataco at Taquizo.

The Hit ListChicago

The April Hit List: Taquizo, Andros Taverna, SoJu BBQ, House of Fire, and More

In a Hit List edition fitting for spring, several new restaurant openings lend some much-needed hope for brighter days ahead.…

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The yurts live on at Swift & Sons.

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to the Best Outdoor Tables in Chicago

We Chicagoans pride ourselves on our patio culture — from which we wring every last drop during our fleeting summers.…

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The fried chicken at Big Jones.

The Hit ListChicago

The March Hit List, Lunch Edition: La Josie, Big Jones, Johnnie’s Beef, and More

Whether your preferred lunch is handheld or knife-and-forked, sauced and messy or a bit more refined, these spots have mastered…

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S.K.Y.'s beef short rib has, yes, been adapted for takeout.

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Splurge-Worthy Takeout in Chicago

Restricted indoor dining and Chicago winter’s hostile grip can’t stop birthdays, anniversaries or spontaneous celebration. Instead, consider experiencing those special-occasion…

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The retro-but-modern, COVID-era getup for for Antique Taco's drive-in service. // Photo courtesy of Ashley Ortiz

The Road BackChicago

In a New World of Takeout, Antique Taco Bet On a Very Old Approach

In the nine years since husband-and-wife duo Rick and Ashley Ortiz opened their cheery counter-service taqueria, Antique Taco, in Wicker…

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Superkhana owners Yoshi Yamada, left, and Zeeshan Shah tapped their network of restaurant professionals to round out the offerings from their takeout window. // Courtesy of Superkhana International

InterviewsChicago

How Has Superkhana International Survived? With a Little Help From Its Friends

Superkhana International, the irreverent Indian spot in Logan Square, has an origin story like many other restaurants — as a series…

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All Together Now has mastered takeout spreads, among its many to-go options.

The Hit ListChicago

The February Hit List: Virtue, All Together Now, Taqueria Chingon, and More

By the time we reach gray, frigid February, it can be hard to remember what Chicago looks like on a…

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Courtesy Osteria Langhe

GuidesChicago

10 Dishes Around Chicago to Bring Comfort to Your Winter

We’ve arrived at the post-holiday winter doldrums, when that Chi-town wind chills you to the bone, the sidewalks are covered…

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