chicago eats

Pasta Palazzo is a vibrant hole in the wall Italian restaurant located in the heart of Lincoln Park. Upon entering the restaurant, you are welcomed with beautiful mosaics and colorful paintings on each wall, transporting you to the serene countryside of Italy.  The atmosphere is relaxing, lively, and perfect for

Umai, (うまい) meaning “good” or “tasty” in Japanese, is an enticing sushi restaurant located in Printer’s Row. There are many places to grab sushi in the city, though I think that Umai is one of the better options. With fresh flowers on the table, a colorful mural on the wall,

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A Slice of History Opened in 1966, Gino’s East is the second oldest big-name Chicago-style pizza joint. The ooey gooey delicious pie know as deep dish took to the city’s streets in 1943. Ike Sewell cooked up this innovative pizza after being stationed in Italy during the Second World War.

D’Amato’s Bakery is real deal Italian cuisine. Sporting vibrant green, red and white paint, the instant you spot this gem on the corner of Grand Avenue and May Street, you’ll know that you’re at the right spot. The smell of fresh bread, pizza and cookies wafts through the air as

Chicago Waffles is a breakfast and brunch restaurant conveniently located a quick, 3-minute drive away from McCormick Place in the South Loop. It provides an assortment of drool-worthy breakfast items for a great price–sure to satisfy both your empty stomach and wallet. Upon walking into Chicago Waffles you are hit

La Storia is a charming Italian restaurant in Chicago’s idyllic Gold Coast neighborhood, perfectly situated in an architectural gem of a home. The two-story restaurant, housed within two former family residences — built in 1896 and 1918, respectively — is located at 1154 N. Dearborn. The home has been renovated

Traditional pizza is reinvented at Paulie Gee’s Logan Square. Your taste buds will be begging you to go back the moment you walk out the door. Upon entering the cozy, wood-finished restaurant, your eyes are drawn straight to the back where two massive wood-fired brick ovens reside. That is where

Off the beaten path, Ada Street Cafe is well worth the drive (or Uber/Lyft ride) to get there.  It’s basically in the middle of an industrial zone in far east Wicker Park, just east of the Kennedy Expressway, and easy to miss if you’re not specifically looking for it.   The

Summer is winding down, although if you have a chance to get to the outdoor patio at Shanghai Terrace, 108 E. Superior Street in the Peninsula Hotel, don’t miss it.  Enjoying this upscale Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly restaurant while dining on the serene patio is not to be missed.  It truly

Regardless of what side of the bed you woke up on, when you visit Jam, you can’t help but feel ready to take on the day! This unique, modern breakfast spot located in the Logan Square neighborhood gives traditional classics a run for their money. Whether you’re feel sweet or