No one can escape winter in Chicago. Sure, there will be a few 30-degree days that feel mild and somewhat tropical compared to frigid temperatures and massive snow falls, but winter is undefeated every year. In hopes of mitigating the effects of polar vortices and other wintry weather patterns, turn to this collection of Eater Chicago’s best maps to help survive the cold and the ice.
From toasty fireplaces, best hot chocolates, where to find hearty soups, and a list of the best restaurants to order delivery, these guides will give Chicagoans a fighter’s chance to get through the season. Don’t let friends in other warmer states win. Just because it’s freezing doesn’t mean tasty food and beverage cannot be had. Keep this guide handy until the end of winter. Chicagoans know that means until at least June. And no — it’s not too early to think about summer festival season.