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Author: Maggie Hennessy


Some of the greatest hits on the menu at mfk.

InterviewsChicago

In a Changed World, mfk Seeks to Redefine the Neighborhood Restaurant

Married restaurant veterans Scott and Sari Worsham have, collectively, clocked some 60 years in the restaurant business. In the seven…

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The chicken-liver mousse at En Passant.

The Hit ListChicago

The June Hit List: En Passant, mfk, Giant, The Hot Dog Box, and More

Summer is upon us in Chicago, just in time for the city to loosen most of the restrictions that kept…

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Courtesy of Park and Field

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago

As the days lengthen and temps rise, amid a marked slowdown in COVID cases, anticipation for a semi-normal SummertimeChi is…

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Courtesy Mi Tocaya Antojería

The Hit ListChicago

The May Hit List: Apolonia, Kapitan, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Fiya, and More

A flurry of openings and reopenings, the greening of the trees, and the recent expansion in vaccine eligibility has us…

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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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