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The 38 Essential Restaurants in Chicago


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Where to Dine on Thanksgiving in Chicago

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Where to Order Thanksgiving Takeout in Chicago

Where to find turkeys, pies, and all the sides to go within the city limits

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Chicago’s Essential Dive Bars

Michelin-Starred Smyth’s Multi-Course ‘Friendship Dinner’ and Four More Chicago Pop-Ups

The 2021 Eater Chicago Holiday Gift Guide

Where to Eat at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Where to Eat at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

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Where to Find Savory Pancakes in Chicago

Explore Hyde Park’s New Retro Bowling Alley With Boozy Milkshakes

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The 11 Best New Restaurants in America

Revealing the best new barbecue in Austin, the hottest reservation in NYC, LA’s best new pop-up, and so much more

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Where to Dine on Heated Patios in Chicago

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Boka to Open Three Restaurants in Lakeview at Historic Southport Lanes Space

Chicago’s Black-Owned Restaurants Earned More Than $1 Million on Juneteenth

Chicago Vegan Restaurant Launches ‘Convert a Carnivore’ Sundays

The Delta’s Owner Launches a Lincoln Park Pizzeria and Nine More Restaurant and Bar Openings

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Where to Drink Cocktails Right Now in Chicago

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Chicago, Fall 2021

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What Led Chicago to Sue DoorDash and Grubhub

The filings may have been a surprise, but the reasoning behind the lawsuits was not a secret

Chicago’s Pandemic-Inspired Outdoor Dining Program May Continue Through 2022

An Underground Parisian Wine Bar Opens in Logan Square

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Where to Find Sufganiyot This Hanukkah in Chicago

Marvel at Kasama, Chicago’s Only Filipino Tasting Menu Restaurant

Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Kicks Off Restaurant’s Speaker Series

Zaragoza’s New Spot in Logan Square and Eight Upcoming Chicago-Area Bars & Restaurants to Know

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Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now

Enjoy a Bloody Mary or benedict at these 16 spots

Nobody’s Darling, Chicago’s New Black-Owned Queer Bar, Looks to the Future

Andersonville’s new cocktail spot could be a blueprint for tomorrow

How to Pitch Stories to Eater Chicago

Freelancers looking to pitch to Eater’s Chicago-based city site should start here

How to Help: Fight Hunger and Support Local Restaurants in Chicago

Where to give, donate food, and volunteer during the novel coronavirus pandemic

Chicago Restaurants and Bars Fully Reopen After 15 Grueling Months

Alinea Adds New Proof of Vaccination Policy

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