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 Dish

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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Events

Amex® Gold Card Pop-up Diner

Diner favorites, reimagined by Resy restaurants. This fall, American Express® Gold Card and Resy are hitting the road with one…

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Photo by Clayton Hauck, courtesy of Lardon

The Hit List

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

Guides

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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Photo courtesy of Verve Wine + Provisions

Guides

The Resy Guide to Chicago’s Wine-Loving Restaurants

Over the last decade, Chicago has cemented itself as a destination for high-quality meals focused on locally sourced ingredients and…

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

The Rundown

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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Chef Features

At Chicago’s Perilla, Intention Runs Deeper Than Dinner

At every pre-shift meeting, Perilla partner and general manager Thomas Oh starts with a variation on the same question: “What…

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New on Resy

New on Resy: Esmé, Little Wild, Chikatana, and More

Are you looking for an ideal new rooftop hang for the summer? Or a new Mexican restaurant that takes on…

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Photo courtesy of Chikatana

The Hit List

The July Hit List: Chikatana, Ms. Biscuit, Little Wild, Shang Noodle, and More

It’s officially SummertimeCHI, and our favorite restaurants are dutifully rolling out frosé and every kind of patio seating. The city’s…

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The Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, with noodles, notably different from Gaijin's Osaka-style version.. // Photo by Regan Baroni

Dish By Dish

The Japanese and Midwestern Roots of Paul Virant’s Gaijin, in Six Dishes

A sultry slip of a restaurant beneath the El tracks in the bustling West Loop, Gaijin is chef and owner…

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