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Authentic Cuban cuisine is on the menu at Paladar. Dishes like empanadas, grilled or stewed meats, plantains, and paella are prepared to perfection.  The atmosphere is warm and the service is very helpful and friendly.  Great for people who are new to Cuban cuisine.   Enjoy live music on the weekends. 

Big Jones

Big Jones offers a menu of upscale southern cuisine. The American menu includes classics like grits, biscuits and gravy and perfectly prepared fried chicken, along with a wide selection of cocktails. You’ll love the southern hospitality from the friendly and welcoming staff. Brunch is served on the weekends. 

Franks ‘n’ Dawgs (closed)

Franks ‘n’ Dawgs takes old-school street food to a new level. This is not you classic Chicago style hotdog, it is a high quality meal on a bun! Artisan sausages are made daily, along with freshly baked lobster rolls.  Enjoy unique flavors, freshly made toppings, and unusual combinations of fries at this counter service restaurant. BYOB.


Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies Around the World

Now that Thanksgiving is very much in the rearview mirror, Christmas is looming large (in plenty of stores, holiday decorations and music have been competing for our attention since early fall), and the race is on to prepare for it.

An Alternative Thanksgiving

March to the beat of a different culinary drum? Here are a few delicious options you could serve instead.

Wines to Pair with Barbecue

One of our featured restaurants is Chicago Culinary Kitchen, which is a celebration of all things barbecue.

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.

window to the world