Our picks on where to stay, eat and play when in Chicago. Top visitor and expatriate spots, personally reviewed by us.

The Ultimate End of Summer Chicago Bucket List


Our days are numbered, friends.

Sure, today you might be sweating in the sunshine at your favorite neighborhood sidewalk café, but as Game of Thrones lovers & lifelong Chicagoans will tell you… winter is coming!

Whether they be Polar Vortexes, …

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day 2015


Next Tuesday, July 14th is Bastille Day, but you don’t have to be under the Eiffel Tower to celebrate. Throughout Chicago, there are plenty of restaurants that offer deals or just a cozy French-like atmosphere to bask in. Here are …

Brass Monkey, That Funky Monkey


Where else can you visit a place (besides your grandparent’s basement) that houses shelves of vinyl records, serves throwback cocktails, offers fried bologna sandwiches, and plays funky tunes of 70’s flare?

Taking over an entire city block of Morgan between …

Secrets of Lula Cafe


Even before the hype of the Logan Square restaurant-scene escalated, Lula Cafe has been a secret neighborhood gem for over a decade. Adopting the “Farm-to-Table” concept early on in Chicago, Lula Cafe continues to serve up seasonal and creative food …

What No One Tells You About the Frontier


Frontier pays homage to old-school ideas of the American West while transforming its indigenous ingredients into modern-day concepts. Located in West Town’s Milwaukee Avenue, this communal restaurant pushes the envelope with its wild protein based dishes, its whole nose-to-tail animal …

Let Beatrix Entertain You


Beatrix  boldly defies the convention of a hotel- restaurant… and does it well.

Beatrix, a Lettuce Entertain You concept sits off the hip Aloft hotel. This hot spot has a casual and energetic feel with its cement floor, wooden beams …