Category: Chicago restaurants

Terrace 16 is ready for its close-up

Terrace 16 is ready for its close-up
Alfresco season is alive and well in Chicago and Terrace 16 is ready to roll. Just when you thought things couldn’t get better, Terrace 16 has re-designed their outdoor patio on the 16th floor of the 401 N. Wabash building and their menu. Last year the Terrace at Trump rebranded itself as a more budget friendly... Read more »

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Brunch at Barton G The Barton G in Los Angeles doesn’t do brunch. Neither does the Barton G in Miami. But this is Chicago, and on Sundays from 10 to 3, Chicagoans eat brunch. So on the first Sunday in May, Barton G Chicago served its very first brunch. Dinner at Barton G* is a... Read more »

Proxi: Global street food in a contemporary setting

Proxi: Global street food in a contemporary setting
Proxi, opened nearly two years ago in the West Loop, is the perfect choice for diners looking for something beyond Chicago’s well-known steakhouses, Italian establishments and obligatory pizza palaces. It’s a place where you can order innovative shareable plates from Michelin star chef Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia) that take you through global offerings of street food with the flavors... Read more »
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Two Moves/ Two Spectacular Spaces

Le Colonial When news about the impending moves for Le Colonial and Entente went public, diners were dubious. Change isn’t always a plus, especially when it signals the demise of an iconic setting like the second floor bar at the original Le Colonial. But as it turns out, diners are giving the new spaces an... Read more »

Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen in Logan Square can do it all

Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen in Logan Square can do it all
Whether it’s Traditional Italian Dishes or creative takes with a Modern Twist Saba Italian Bar doesn’t disappoint Logan Square has become a hotbed for restaurants with restaurants around the Square and along Milwaukee Avenue creating a virtual restaurant row with every thing from dive bars to upscale dining. There’s the throwback cocktail spot Billy Sunday, the popular Parson’s... Read more »

A Breakfast and A Brunch

Breakfast is a chameleon. Dial it down, and it’s a meal eaten on the run. Snazz it up, and it’s a veritable feast. Enjoy it in the restaurant of a multi-starred hotel, and it’s a great way to start the day. Chicago has a long history of excellent restaurants in top tier hotels, some of... Read more »
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Aster Food Hall: Grand style on the Mag Mile

Aster Food Hall: Grand style on the Mag Mile
Aster Hall, a new entry in Chicago’s expanding lineup of food halls, such as Revival Food Hall,  Eataly and Latinicity provides an upscale getaway at the 900 N. Michigan Shops. The food hall, that opened last November on Black Friday, is masterminded by Hogsalt Hospitality founder Brendan Sodikoff and the team behind Au Cheval, 3 Arts... Read more »

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

Describing Barton G, The Restaurant Chicago as “over-the-top” is an understatement. According to owner Barton G. Weiss, his three restaurants (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago) are considered “the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world,” and it’s hard to argue the point.  At Barton G., one picture is definitely worth a thousand words. The above is... Read more »

Lunch at Sikia

The young man setting the table was moving slowly, stopping every now and then to make sure everything was in the right place. The young woman who brought our menus and took our drink orders did so with the same attention to detail. As it turns out, both had been on the job for less... Read more »
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Yolk creates the unexpected for breakfast at their Bucktown test kitchen

Yolk creates the unexpected for breakfast at their Bucktown test kitchen
Yolk,  Taki Kastanis’s  popular breakfast and lunch destination, that opened its first location in the South Loop in 2006 has been on a roll (pun intended) ever since. After expanding throughout Chicago, Yolk opened locations in Indianapolis, Boca Raton, Dallas and Fort Worth gaining a cult-like following and appearing on many “best of” breakfast lists. Why Yolk? Yolk... Read more »
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