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How FX’s ‘The Bear’ Impacts Chicago’s Restaurant Scene

A collection of Eater Chicago’s stories about the TV show that’s streamed via Hulu

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How to Make Kasama’s Umami-Packed Mushroom Adobo at Home

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Chicago’s Vegan Food Hall Features Meatless Italian Beef, Fish-Free Sushi, and More

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The Eater College Dining Plan

From Roll Tide to Rock Chalk, Eater celebrates the greatest food on and off campuses around the country.

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An Eater’s Guide to Chicago

Unofficial and highly opinionated information about the City of Broad Shoulders

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Where to Dine With Gorgeous Views of the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan

Chicago’s New All-Vegan Food Hall and 12 More Openings

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Welcome to Diner Land

Enter the world of Americana. Of vinyl booths and bottomless coffee. Of late-night pancakes and all-hours hot dogs. Of all-ages dining and no-frills service. Of chrome trim and cash-only.

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The Most Iconic Diners in Chicago

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America’s Coolest All-Ages After-Party Is at the Local Diner

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Inside Fulton Market’s Chill New Mexican Restaurant

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Virtue, Kasama Together Score Big for Chicago at James Beard Awards

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The Top Spanish Restaurants in Chicago

Guinness Opens Its Chicago Brewery 171 Days Before St. Patrick’s Day

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Inside Lincoln Park’s Classy Speakeasy Inspired by ‘The Great Gatsby’

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Outstanding Spots To Sip Tea in Chicago

Full Shilling in Wrigleyville and Eight More Bar and Restaurant Closures

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Where to Chomp on Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago

The Midwest Turns On Itself in the Pizza Wars

How to Pitch Stories to Eater Chicago

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Chicago Gourmet, the Fancy Food Fest That Celebrates Chefs, Adds Composting

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