City Guides

  • The Ordinary

    Yet another great find along King Street, this is one of two options from local chef and pioneer Mike Lata (Fig is his other, fine-dining...

  • Leon’s Poultry & Oyster Shop

    With echoes of Big Star in Chicago, this mostly locals hang specializes in two things: oysters and impossibly crispy fried chicken. There’s usually a boozy...

  • Little Jack’s Tavern

    Clubby local joint with green-and-white-checkered tablecloths, old black and white photos of prize fighters and race horses and a swanky bar that sees contractors during...

  • 167 Raw

    Such a fun, cozy little joint just a few minutes’ walk from most of the major tourist spots in town. They have a location in...

  • Acorn

    James Beard-nominated restaurant with a creative, vegetable-driven menu, located in The Source, a unique space featuring a tap room, a bakery, butcher shop and taqueria....

  • Traditional Szechuan Far From Chinatown

    Good Szechuan-style cooking can easily be found in Chinatown, but an even better option is at a family-run restaurant on Chicago’s Northwest Side where the...