Local Scene

Author: Maggie Hennessy


The fridge at Daisies is stocked with their bottled cocktails. // Credit: Ryan Gorey

The Resy Guide to the Best Cocktails to Go in Chicago

After a protracted battle spearheaded by the Cocktails for Hope initiative this spring, premixed to-go cocktails were finally legalized in…

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Don't miss the roti flatbread at Moti Cafe.

The Hit ListChicago

The September Hit List: Pizza Lobo, Mama Delia, Moti Cafe, Kasama, and More

As this beautiful (weather-wise) yet bizarre (everything else-wise) summer gives way to fall, we’re counting on several more weeks of…

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Portrait of chef Erick Williams

Chef FeaturesChicago

Tear Down the Restaurant Industry? Virtue’s Erick Williams Would Rather Lead
By Building From Within

As COVID-19 devastated the restaurant industry, Chicago’s Virtue Restaurant & Bar pivoted like countless other cash flow-dependent small businesses —…

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All Together Now has all you'll want for a picnic in nearby Smith Park. // Courtesy All Together Now

The Resy Guide to Picnicking Like a Pro in Chicago Parks

Settling into the dog days of Summertime Chi in a year unlike any other can be … unsettling. Restaurant protocols…

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The Hit ListChicago

BiXi Beer, Testaccio, Ella Elli, Soul Shack, and More: Now on the Resy Hit List

Even as Chicago restaurants navigate the ongoing slew of COVID-era challenges, they’re still finding plenty of ways to feed us…

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The patio at Coda di Volpe.

GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago

The reopening of restaurant patios and beer gardens citywide as we reach peak Chicago summer brings a sense of near…

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The Hit ListChicago

Virtue, Band of Bohemia, Yassa, Laurel Room, and More: Now on the Resy Hit List

A flurry of reopened restaurant patios mark this edition of the Hit List — although not everyone has embraced outdoor…

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Black People Eats founder Jeremy Joyce. / Credit: Arion Davis

Helping OutChicago

For Black People Eats Founder Jeremy Joyce, Helping Black Restaurants Is Everyone’s Job

It began with a June 1 Instagram post by Chicago food site Black People Eats, checking in on the city’s…

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At Home Hit ListChicago

Mi Tocaya Antojería, Ina Mae, Split-Rail, and More: Now on the Resy At Home Hit List

While Chicago adapts to partial re-opening, and whatever that actually means, restaurants keep slinging delicious fare to go. Feast on…

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At Home Hit ListChicago

Gaijin, Boeufhaus, Pacific Standard Time, and More: Now on the Resy At Home Hit List

As the dine-in ban wears on—brightened by the impending reopening of some bar and restaurant patios in June—more of our…

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