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Author: Maggie Hennessy


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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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GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Vegetable-Forward Eating in Chicago

Whether you’re meatless year-round, one night each week, or maybe during a designated month each year (we refuse to acknowledge…

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Deep-dish pie from Ruth's Panmade. // Photo courtesy of Ruth's Panmade Pizza

The Hit ListChicago

The January Hit List: Ruth’s Panmade Pizza, Split-Rail, Carver 47 and More

With 2020 finally drawing to a close and a COVID-19 vaccine in our sights, winter already feels a little brighter.…

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"Seeing the old classics on there, I know I’ve gotta keep this thing going," says wine director Jared Gelband. // Photo courtesy of Italian Village

The ClassicsChicago

Is Italian Village Keeping Chicago’s Biggest Wine Secret?

The quiet pervades the Italian Village’s climate-controlled wine cellar, which is perched implausibly on the top floor of this three-restaurants-in-one…

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A visit to Italian Village almost always will involve red sauce. // Photo courtesy Italian Village

The ClassicsChicago

At Chicago’s Italian Village, a Century of Meat Sauce and Solace

After my family moved to Chicago’s western suburbs in 1991 when I was seven, dinner at the subterranean Italian chophouse…

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Galit's top-notch cocktails are now available in bottled form.

The Hit ListChicago

The December Hit List: Galit, Royal Grocer, Trivoli Tavern, Big Kids, and More

As we enter a holiday season unlike any other, restaurants continue to show their resiliency, dreaming up clever pivots, four-season…

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Domes await at Le Sud.

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Cozy Outdoor Dining in Chicago

With winter fast approaching, Chicago’s restaurants and bars are finding inspired ways to keep us cozy as they extend outdoor…

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Niu B's "cherry blossom," with avocado wrapped around spicy tuna.

The Hit ListChicago

The November Hit List: Queen Mary’s Tavern, Evette’s, Reclaimed, Niu B, and More

To help stem the fall wave of COVID-19, the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County once again announced the…

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Estereo's high-tops are a perfect indoor-outdoor option right now.

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Dining in Logan Square

A decidedly residential neighborhood edged with leafy boulevards and plenty of greenspace, Logan Square is the most walkable of Chicago’s…

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Lasagne at the Village.

The Hit ListChicago

The October Hit List: Italian Village, Imperial Lamian, Marie’s Pizza, and More

Fall is in the air, but there’s still time to hit up your favorite patios — bundled in a few…

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