The tradition of afternoon tea started in 19th century Britain as a way to provide fuel until a late dinner in the form of miniature sandwiches and cake with a spot of caffeine. Americans have embraced it as a luxury, especially around the holiday season, and made it even more decadent by pairing the towers of sweet and savory bites with not just tea but champagne and cocktails. If you’re looking for some festive fun, check out this list of the best places in Chicago for boozy tea.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More