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Best Restaurants For Cinco De Mayo In Chicago

Celebrate Mexico on Cinco De Mayo, the fifth of May, at these local Chicago restaurants.

04/16/2014

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Best Tacos In Chicago: I’m Right (You’re Wrong)

Chicago is a city filled with great tacos! Here are three of the best taco joints in the entirety of the city. You’re welcome.

05/02/2013

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Best Outdoor Dining In Chicago

When the weather grows warm, take your meal outside at these five great Chicago spots for outdoor dining.

07/18/2012

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Best Hipster Hangout Spots In Chicago

Looking for great food and drinks to enjoy alongside the company of like-minded, free-thinkers such as yourself? Then look no further than this list of awesome haunts to enjoy just that.

05/24/2012

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Drink Of The Month: Big Star’s Champurrado

You’ve been to Big Star for awesome tacos and other Mexican dishes, now swing by the Wicker Park joint for champurrado, a warming chocolate drink. CBSChicago.com recently caught up with Justin Large, chef de cuisine at Big Star, to learn how to make the drink at home.

02/15/2012

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Best Winter Bars

Brrrr. It’s getting colder out there, and the trek to the whiskey cabinet is a lot closer than your local watering hole. But most people make a crummy Manhattan, and drinking it under blankets with slippers can only happen so many times in a row before cabin fever hits. If you want to have some fun without freezing your buns, check out these very literal winter hot spots.

12/28/2011

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Super Suave Date Guide To Wicker Park

Relationship in a rut? Or maybe you have a first date looming? Then why not check out Wicker Park with that special someone! (That’s an order, not a question.)

11/23/2011

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Soundtrack To A Meal: Chicago Restaurants And Their Music

Restaurant owners have more to think about than simply the food when it comes to putting together a good experience for their customers. One part, which often gets overlooked by critics: music. I spoke with some of the people at popular Chicago restaurants who choose what people listen to while they eat.

09/07/2011

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Best Hot Chocolate In Chicago

It never hurts to be holding something warm as a last buffer against the cold. But what to do when coffee isn’t the answer? It’s hot chocolate time.

12/14/2010