Chicago

birrieria zaragoza archer heights

CHICAGO | Birrieria Zaragoza is a family run hole in the wall Mexican joint in Archer Heights that serves what many consider to be the best roasted goat in Chicago. Goat isn’t exactly the most common meat choice when it comes to dining in Chicago, but one mouthful of the

jeni's splendid ice creams lakeview

CHICAGO | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is a national artisan ice-cream chain founded in Columbus Ohio by art student turned ice-cream maker Jeni Britton. It’s known for its use of high quality ingredients and interesting flavours and has one several awards since the first store opened in 2002. If you’re

seoul taco river north

CHICAGO | The idea of Korean Mexican fusion food isn’t a new one, with Roy Choi’s Kogi Korean BBQ food truck launching a Los Angeles empire years ago, but Seoul Taco in River North executes the concept very well. Seoul Taco also started as a food truck, and was launched

duck duck goat west loop

CHICAGO | Duck Duck Goat is one of several restaurants in Stephanie Izard’s growing West Loop Empire (Girl and the Goat, Little Goat Diner) and sees her offer diners “reasonably authentic Chinese food”. It’s food that’s part inspired by Izard’s travels through China, part influenced by the food found across

smoque bbq irving park

CHICAGO | Smoque BBQ Irving Park is a low and slow BBQ joint owned by a team of guys who set themselves the challenge of serving up BBQ that could hold its own against the best anywhere in the USA. Their “BBQ Manifesto” goes into a lot of detail about

crown liquors logan square

CHICAGO | Crown Liquors Logan Square is a fantastic liquor store, featuring a great range of interesting beer (over 500 craft, seasonal and limited releases), wine and spirits, which would be enough to recommend it in its own right. Walk through the back door however you’ll find that they have a

hopewell brewing company logan square

CHICAGO | Hopewell Brewing Company Logan Square’s taproom is a bright, open space with high ceilings, large floor to ceiling windows, communal seating and lots of pale wood and lighting. In many ways it looks more like a minimalist cafe than a brewery taproom but don’t be mistaken – Hopewell

villains black market craft loop

CHICAGO | Villains Black Market Craft opened in the Loop in 2007 and became a popular neighbourhood bar known for its great burgers and drinks. It closed in 2012, but was reborn just up the road in 2015 with a continued focus on great food, and an even greater focus

map room bucktown

CHICAGO | Map Room is a cozy Bucktown bar that’s been doing its thing since 1992. It features much of the travellers theme that it launched with maps, National Geographic magazines, travel books, and beers from all over the world. It’s got a real local’s vibe when you visit and feels

lagunitas brewing company north lawndale

CHICAGO | Lagunitas Brewing Company‘s North Lawndale brewery is a place that has to be seen to be believed. We’ve been to several brewpubs around the world over the years, and this is one of the biggest an most impressive. Lagunitas was founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California and expanded