Local Tastes

From hot dogs to deep dish, Chicago has some great local favorites. Check them out here!

The Best BBQ Joints in Chicago

Are you in the mood for some great smoked barbeque? You don’t have to head for Memphis for authentic barbeque – some of the tastiest sauces, unique flavors and fun atmosphere for barbeque are located in the heart of Chicago!

Malört: The “Unrelenting” Local Liquor

Malört has long been the drink by which Chicagoans test their mettle. Got what it takes to throw one back and keep it down?

Hagen’s Fish Market: Seafood is Lovefood

Hagen’s Fish Market: Seafood is Lovefood

Hagen’s Fish Market has operated in Portage Park since 1946 and is home to Chicago’s last natural hardwood smokehouse. They sell a variety of fresh, smoked and fried seafood, all prepared with a care and skill unrivaled in the city.

Table Fifty-Two & Art Smith’s Chicago Legacy

Oprah’s famed personal chef, Art Smith, is still taking the Gold Coast by storm with his restaurant, Table Fifty-Two.

Catalan Tapas at Mercat a la Planxa

Showcasing traditional Catalan tapas dishes updated with contemporary flourishes, Mercat offers an outstanding dining experience in a beautiful setting.

The Coffee and Tea Exchange

Open since 1975, The Coffee and Tea Exchange is a coffee and tea drinker’s paradise.

Chicago’s Chinatown: An Ethnic Enclave

Chicago’s Chinatown: An Ethnic Enclave

Chinatown is a neighborhood worth exploring — spend a day under the Wentworth Arch and enjoy the offerings of Chinatown Square.

Czimer’s Game & Seafood: Your Local Lion Meat Option

Czimer’s Game & Seafood: Your Local Lion Meat Option

Czimer’s Game & Seafood has what you need to get your fix of lion steaks, bear bacon and kangaroo burgers.

5 Kickass… Al Fresco Dining Spots

5 Kickass… Al Fresco Dining Spots

Though there are countless places to get your patio dining fix in the city, some are particularly kickass. Here are a few picks for our favorite summer al fresco dining.

Chicago French Market (West Loop)

Inside the Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center is the last place you’d expect to find delicious French street fare, but tucked away between ticketing booths and platform entrances lies the Chicago French Market.

City Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s markets are another one of those joys of summer. Wandering through stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and oh the delicious cheeses is enough to bring out the chef in anyone.

GrubHub: A Badass Chicago Company

As Chicagoans we know we don’t have anything to prove. We’re a badass city. But it’s still nice to brag when our city produces one more fabulous thing, like GrubHub.com.

Bacci Pizzeria: Jumbo Slice, Tiny Price!

Bacci Pizzeria: Jumbo Slice, Tiny Price!

If you want pizza, you want it big, and you want it now, give Bacci a try. All you pizza lovers, let the feasting begin!

Paris Club (Bar/Restaurant, River North)

Paris Club (Bar/Restaurant, River North)

It’s finally here… the long-awaited Paris Club, Chicago’s newest Lettuce Entertain You creation and a welcome addition the River North neighborhood.