Hot pot, a communal meal that involves cooking items in boiling broth at the table, is always a fun and engaging experience. And thanks to a recent influx of Chinese-based chains in Chicago, there are now plenty of great places to enjoy it. Best of all, diners are free to dial up the heat to their liking and try whatever proteins and veggies they want as hot pot is fully customizable. Some spots even offer all-you-can-eat so bringing a large appetite is encouraged.
As of June 11, Chicago restaurants have fully reopened and the city has lifted restrictions on capacity and social distancing. However, on July 30, the city issued guidance recommending that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following safety guidelines. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is available here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More