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Where To Eat In Chicago, According To These World-Class Chefs, Sommeliers & Restaurateurs

When it comes to best food cities in America, New York and Los Angeles have always been pitted against each other, vying for our culinary attention, our money, our stomach space. But between all the which-coast-is-the-best-coast skirmishes and friendly face-offs, a culinary renaissance has been taking shape smack in the middle of it all, in …

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5 Chicago Pizzerias That Double As Excellent Date Spots

Pizza may not be your first idea when thinking of where to go on your next date. But there are several Chicago spots — some classics, some newer additions — that adequately set the scene for a you-tried-but-not-too-hard romantic rendezvous. Think solid wine and beer offerings, a variety of innovative toppings and killer crusts, all …

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2019 Jean Banchet Award Winners

Winnetka fine-dining French restaurant George Trois and Lula Cafe and Marisol chef Jason Hammel were the big winners of the 2019 Jean Banchet Awards, which took place Sunday night in the South Loop. The Restaurant of the Year win was redemption for George Trois, which many people felt deserved a Michelin star in 2019 before it was revealed that the tire company doesn’t award stars to suburban …

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48 Hours in Chicago: The Best Things to Do in Chicago on a Two-Day Layover

Become a Pizza Snob Chicago is synonymous with ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza—and that’s a bit of a problem for local ABC News food reporter Steve Dolinsky. “What you think of as Chicago-style pizza is not what people in Chicago actually eat,” Dolinsky says. In fact, deep-dish is one of 10 distinct styles of pizza on the …

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The best things we ate in 2018

Bloomberg’s globe-trotting food editor Kate Krader recently weighed in on 16 memorable restaurant dishes, running the gamut from just-caught king salmon in Alaska to exquisitely aged Irish beef in London. And while we were pleased to see Chicago’s Michelin-starred Elske represented, the dish Krader highlighted—cheese and crackers—which we’re sure are very good, seemed a little, well, underwhelming. …

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