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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?



Recommended by: Micah Wexler (Chef/Owner, Mezze)

One of the United States’ last original drive-in restaurants, this Chicago legend has been serving up classic diner fare since it opened in the 1940s.  Crispy, light fries, delicious homemade sandwiches, and authentic Chicago-style hot dogs can be ordered at the walk-up counter, in the small seating area inside, or the way most customers do: [...]


Trio’s Pizza

Recommended by: Kelli O’Hara (Singer/Actress)

Only true locals know about the hidden gem that is Trio’s Pizza, a simple, no-frills neighborhood pizza take-out and delivery spot that’s been around for years. Don’t come here to order thin-crust pizzas – remember, you’re in Chicago, home of the deep dish, so get creative with your toppings and walk out with a 16″ or 18″ deep dish or [...]