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CHICAGO | Au Cheval is modern diner-style bar that’s become a national hit for good reasons. With refined diner food, a focus on amazing eggs, quality burgers and an extensive draught beer list, this eatery has a multitude of options for guests to try. Au Cheval has a variety of

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CHICAGO | After a long awaited approval from mission control, fans of Milwaukee’s spy themed restaurant The SafeHouse can now take refuge at the Second City location at 60 East Ontario. We were lucky enough to be invited to the sneak preview of SafeHouse Chicago before doors were opened to

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CHICAGO | Are you looking for the best sports bars to watch Big Ten college sports in Chicago? Given its location in the ‘heart of America’, Chicago truly is a melting pot of team alliances with proximity to some of the nation’s best sports teams. We love college sports at

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CHICAGO | As the saying goes, “If you can’t find it at Binny’s, it’s not worth drinking.” Chicago family-owned since 1948, Binny’s Beverage Depot is the Midwest’s largest retailer of wine, spirits, beer and cigars and offers more than 30,000 items in their 30+ Illinois locations. The Lincoln Park flagship

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CHICAGO | Julius Meinl is a gem of a coffee bar with three different locations for Chicagoans to enjoy a taste of Austria. Their flagship store in the US is located in Wrigleyville, on the Southport Corridor, and offers a full menu of coffee and tea beverages, as well as

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CHICAGO | Have you heard the hype about the beloved 90s sitcom pop up shop that’s shaking things up in Wicker Park? Saved By The Max brings one of our favorite diners to life, complete with vibrantly colored booths and 90s jams. Saved by the Bell fans can snap pictures

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CHICAGO | For many locals, a visit to Portillo’s is a must when talking about Chicago’s not-to-be-missed food experiences. Portillo’s is a Chicago institution originally founded in 1963 as a hot dog stand in Villa Park known as The Dog House. The restaurant quickly grew in popularity and, four years

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CHICAGO | Those of you who have been following The City Lane (“TCL”) over the past few months will have noticed that there’s been some Chicago focused content going up on the website. I’ve been testing things out with the Chicago team and using the time to get it all

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CHICAGO | Lincoln Park, one of Chicago’s most iconic, beautiful, and storied neighborhoods is now home to Tobacco Road Tap Room, the first Atlantic Coast Conference (“ACC”) bar in the heart of Chicago. Originally, “Tobacco Road” was the title of a 1932 Erskine Caldwell novel about poor, rural sharecroppers in

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CHICAGO | Pizano’s is one of Chicago’s best loved pizzerias. Pizano’s was opened by one of the sons of the pizza pioneers, the Malnati family. Rudy Jr. applied the knowledge learned from his father and opened his own restaurant in the 1990s. Pizano’s thin crust pizza is also worth a