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Chicago Restaurants

As restaurants begin to open for outdoor dining, please consider patronizing your favorite Chicago area restaurants for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. 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! Also, check out this helpful roundup – Dining at a Distance – to keep tabs on what Chicago area restaurants are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, delivery, and outdoor dining!

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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. 

Antique Taco

Tacos are king at Antique Taco. However, these aren’t your grandmother’s tacos! Enjoy deliciously creative and fresh ingredients in an eclectic atmosphere, strewn with antiques. A welcoming hipster vibe, you’ll love this counter service restaurant. An unexpected and fun place; a great value. 

Cajun Connection

Cajun Connection offers a menu which includes Cajun battered alligator, Boudin, and classic red beans and rice. Ron calls it his “swamp to table” cuisine. 

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Hawaii

While winter-weary Chicagoans might flock there for its tropical temperatures, sandy beaches, and friendly people, its distinctive culinary scene deserves a look as well.

Behind Brand Names

As you take your socially distanced trip down the grocery aisle, do you ever wonder about the brand names of the products on the shelves, and the stories behind them? We do, and we’re here to tell you about four of them, with more to come.

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Alaska

America’s 49th and largest state by area, its culinary scene is like none other, and perhaps this treatise will tempt you to check it out in the future.

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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.

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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.