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eataly river north

CHICAGO | Looking to experience Italy without leaving Chicago? Then the River North branch of Eataly, the famous chain of gourmet Italian markets, is for you. Located steps off the Magnificent Mile, it’s the perfect stop to recharge after a shopping excursion. Eataly opened in Turin, Italy in 2007, and

best chicago breakfast brunch

CHICAGO | Enjoying a leisurely brunch is one of our favorite ways to spend time on the weekends in Chicago. People are always asking us where we think Chicago’s best breakfast and brunch is so we thought it was time we shared our thoughts. Although it is tough to narrow

hutch lakeview

CHICAGO | It is rare to find a restaurant solely serving brunch and happy hour, however, Hutch Bistro and its sister venue Hutch Café have this concept down to a science. Hutch Bistro opened in Lakeview in 2013, followed by Hutch Café opening in 2016 in River North. The menu

beatrix river north

CHICAGO | Beatrix is open just about any time of day in River North serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks to Chicago. It’s a favourite spot of ours for an early morning take away coffee and pastry on the way to work, and offers a menu that’s about ‘taste

au cheval west loop

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

safehouse chicago river north

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

college football big ten bars chicago

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

julius meinl wrigleyville

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

chicago saved by the max

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

portillo's river north

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