New in Town: Cocktail-Centric Evanston Dining, The Capital Grille in Skokie, Napa-Inspired Oakville Grill & Cellar, and More New North Shore and Chicago Restaurants and Businesses

Summer is here and the time is right for coming out to eat at new restaurants around Chicago and the North Shore. Supporting old favorites and giving a boost to newly opened restaurants and other businesses is a great way to keep our communities thriving. From dining and fitness to feline rescue and urgent care, […]

18 Fulton Market Restaurants You Need to Check Out

The West Loop is the neighborhood bounded by the Chicago River to the east, Grand Avenue to the north, Ashland to the west and I-290 to the south. It has exploded with activity in the last 10 years; at any given moment, you’ll find umpteen construction cranes, all dead-set on urban domination. All these new […]

New In Town: Casual Mexican from George Trois Group at Fonda in Evanston, a Pre-Symphony Spot from Levy and Augmented Reality Dining

February brings another wave of delectable new dining openings to Chicago and the suburbs from big names like Chef Michael Lachowicz’s George Trois Group, Levy Restaurants and the DineAmic Hospitality Group, which has also brought us Bodega, Prime & Provisions and Bar Siena. Also new in town, a movie theater offering great bites and more […]

7 Simple, Satisfying Seafood Recipes

Striking a healthy balance in your diet doesn’t always come easily. Trying to make sure you’re getting the right combination of fiber, protein and carbohydrates can be enough to drive anyone crazy. However, adding a few seafood recipes to your family’s weekly dinner plan can be a spectacular way to feed your body exactly what it needs. Seafood is […]

8 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Chicago

Good times are a-brewing!  It’s been a few years since we revisited the proper afternoon tea situation in Chicagoland, and a lot has changed. Post-pandemic, many old favorites have curtailed the tradition, and some have even closed. But fear not! We’ve found some special options — some new, some old — that carry on this wonderful tradition of […]

New In Town: Edie's All-Day Cafe, Bonchon and Barcocina Open Second Locations, Plus Elevated Classic Brunch, Sushi and Bowls in Highland Park, and a Tiki-Inspired Cocktail Bar at The Robey

The weather has cooled off but the dining and retail scene in Chicago and the suburbs is hotter than ever. It’s always a good sign when popular spots add new outposts, and Edie’s All-Day Cafe, Bonchon, Barcocina, and jewelry store, gorjana, have all opened additional locations. Other new openings to add to the must-visit list […]