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Chicago Restaurants

As dining establishments begin to open up again, please consider patronizing your favorite Chicago area restaurants. Use the SEARCH tool above to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods and cuisines, stay safe and healthy, and support your local restaurants at the same time! And check out this helpful roundup – Dining at a Distance – to keep tabs on which Chicago area restaurants are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, delivery, outdoor and indoor dining!


Madison Bar & Kitchen

Chiya Chai

Chicago Culinary Kitchen

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Flo & Santos

A Polish and Italian tavern style eatery, Flo & Santos offers delicious pizza as well as Polish classics like pierogis and kielbasa. Thin, crispy pizza is made from scratch daily. The pork wings smothered in buffalo sauce are a favorite.  It’s a great place to watch your favorite sports game. Large portions and friendly service keep people coming back.  


Beatrix offers a menu of American favorites with in a vibrant, high-energy atmosphere. There is an incredible selection of salads and dishes with a healthy twist to try, including a few amazing must-have desserts. 

Log Cabin Steakhouse

Family owned and operated, Log Cabin is an American steak house with foods prepared in a Greek style. Their specialty: thick, tender, delicious chops, as well as a variety of delicious menu choices. The environment is cozy and the service excellent.   


World of Food: Halloween

“The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of them
When I was one of them…”

--Johnny Mercer/Barry Manilow, “When October Goes”


"Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, 'Never take candy from strangers.' And then they dressed me up and said, 'Go beg for it.'"
--Rita Rudner

Fall Flavors – Ginger

There are precious few edibles that are known to be delicious and therapeutic, but ginger (or ginger root) is definitely one of them.

Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef
Native Americans

“Before eating, always take time to thank the food.”
– Arapaho

“A hungry stomach makes a short prayer.”
– Paiute

Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States* is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October – in Chicago's public school system, it has taken the place of Columbus Day as of earlier this year, amid some controversy.

Chef with a glass of wine

Sit down at the table with David Manilow, creator of Check, Please!, as he explores the Chicago food and restaurant landscape with the unique personalities who have influenced it.

A chef in her restaurant

An original web series that profiles a diverse group of Chicago area restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, gin enthusiasts, and others. Meet the people who feed you.

Dishalicious show host in apron

Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative.

Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.