Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
The original creators of the Chicago-style stuffed pizza, this pizzeria has received wide acclaim from critics for its recipe. Their pizza dough takes several days to prepare, and results in a soft flaky crust that pairs perfectly with their herb-filled, homemade tomato sauce. The pizzas come traditionally with only cheese inside, but a plethora of [...]
One of the forerunners in Chicago’s farm-to-table movement, this quirky, little place offers innovative classic dishes from constantly changing, seasonal menus. An eclectic group of waiters add to the spot’s charming, bohemian vibe. Every Monday the restaurant offers a prix-fixe farm dinner, honoring their commitment to use seasonal, local ingredients. Make a Reservation www.lulacafe.com
This spot takes an interesting bent on Japanese street food, offering small plates of a wide variety of street favorites. From chicken skin to funnel cake, each menu item is well-thought. The impressive whiskey and sake list are perfect accompaniments to the tasty dishes. The ramen special on Sunday is worth stopping in for. Make a [...]