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Forbidden Root As Chicago’s first botanical brewery, Forbidden Root aims to create seasonal dishes that highlight their unique craft beers.

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon aims to bring fresh authentic Vietnamese food to its customers. They bring classic flavors along with new ones seen in Saigon today. BYOB


This Northern Italian restaurant offers homemade pastas with the freshest ingredients. Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi wants all his guests to feel at home.


Cat’s Corner: What I Learned Eating at Simi’s

Hello all! This week we visit Simi’s in West Rogers Park, Mexique in Noble Square, and Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square.

The World of Food: West Africa

Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa.

Cat’s Corner: A Q & A with Forbidden Root’s Alchemist and Rootmaster

Hello all and welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about the new season of Check, Please! In the season premiere, we visit Forbidden Root in West Town, a brewpub that opened in 2016.