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dine & wine

  • Nine Bar Market operates out of Moon Palace Moon Palace in Chinatown — and there’s grab-and-go cocktails and food.

  • They are announcing each menu and taking orders for pickup only via Instagram.

  • Have a delightfully fresh cocktail experience delivered right to your door.

  • Choose sweet or strong.

  • Classic staples and seasonal flavors.

  • In business since 1948, Calumet Fisheries is one of a few smokehouses left in Illinois.

  • Known and recognized for smoking its own seafood onsite.

  • Featured in Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and a James Beard Award Winner.

  • This is the spot (95th Street Bridge) where the “Blues Brothers” jumped the bridge in the Blues-mobile.

  • Take out only.

  • In business since 1954.

  • Staple spot for barbecue, hot links & ribs.

  • Serves BBQ late-night.

  • FYI : There is no seating.

  • A modernized traditional fast food Mexican restaurant.

  • Gorditas, burritos, quesadillas, and menudo on the weekends.

  • Tasty variety of green and red salsas.

  • Pro Tip: try the deshebrada burrito norteño.

  • Two South Side locations.

  • Signature flavors since 1926.

  • Families in Chicago and on the South Side have made Rainbow Cone on Western Avenue a destination location.

  • Pro Tip : Try the Rainbow Round Cake (consists of all five ice cream flavors of the Rainbow Cone on top of a cake layer).

  • You can “Follow the Rainbow” on the shop’s Instagram page for a schedule of where to find the truck in a neighborhood.

  • Hearty Southern cooking using heritage techniques to create some familiar flavors, & some new ones.

  • Paired with wines & cocktails.

  • Inviting spot, with attention to detail.

  • Offers both takeout & delivery!

  • Craving Belgian Fries, this restaurant is dedicated entirely to them.

  • This spot serves up piles of crispy potatoes  covered with opulent options, like chicken wings, roast lamb, jerk salmon filets, and Italian beef.

  • All made in house, their sauces pack in extra flavors.

  • Serving char siu-style Chinese barbecue pork.

  • Virtual restaurant, also known as ghost kitchens.

  • Orders are currently being accepted through Instagram.

  • Founded in 1975, with classic flavors from Michoacan, Mexico.

  • Features slow-cooked pork carnitas that can be ordered ahead as tacos or by the pound.

  • Aguacate, cajeta, and mazapan, are some of their paletas flavors.

  • Two South Side locations (recent second location in Gage Park).

  • Cafe menu includes breakfast, lunch, coffee, juices, smoothies and pastries.

  • Also available from their market store: pantry, home goods, books and more.

  • Offers weekly dinners.

  • Chill out at a covered, heated, outdoor structure, complete with a radiant-heated cement floor, radiant overhead heaters, a clear roof, and exposed wooden beams. Indoor reservation available with open air vibe and plenty of room to spread out safely and comfortably. Inspired Latin street food, from tacos to ceviches, chipotle hummus to carne asada.

  • If you like dessert, they have Drunken tres leches (contains alcohol).

  • Live music and vinyl DJ sets on the regular.

  • Opening in Spring 2021 “The Alderman” is an intimate, 18-seat cocktail concept tucked away, behind closed doors, within Pilsen Yards.

  • Belt busting Ricobene's has been open since 1946 with the mission of sharing their incredible food.

  • Famous for the best breaded steak sandwich.

  • A small artisan chocolate and confection shop, inspired by the heritage of Pakistan, France and Spain.

  • Chocolates Include: hazelnut coriander praline, Indian chili caramel, and many others.

  • High quality ingredients and chocolate including single origin chocolates from Ghana, Mexico, and Tanzania.

  • A Vietnamese cafe inspired by the street food culture of Vietnam serving specialty coffee drinks using beans sourced directly from the Dang family in Vietnam.

  • Menu features: Vietnamese coffee culture, wings, fries and waffles.

  • Street-side dining culture, local craft beer and cocktails!

  • Asian and Latin American flavors unite. 

  • Pork is the star but they have a variety of dishes that will satisfy vegetarian and vegan  seeking diners.

  • Two locations: South Loop and Hyde Park.

  • Caribbean inspired cuisine paired with fun and innovative cocktails. 

  • Over 100 Rhums, Rums, and Rons in their bar.

  • Located right in the heart of Hyde Park at 53rd street between Hyde Park Blvd. and Cornell St.

  • A “speakeasy” style bar focused on the art of craft beer, cocktails and spirits.

  • Located in Little Village the bar brings a modern Latin flair to the neighborhood.

  • Once home to a Bohemian bar in the early 1900’s for Czech immigrants and was the front to an underground bookie joint.

  • A unique and interactive experience filled with exotic and rare drinks.

  •  Original 1905 Romanesque Revival architectural design.  

  • Cornerstone structure in the South Loop neighborhood for nearly 112 years and designed by Charles F. Hermann. 

  • Chill setting offering a bar or full menu.    

  • Fancy Feasts : Engine Company 104’s firehouse with architecturally unique details that kept the structure in good stead with prominent families including the McCormicks, Palmers, and Glessners who resided on Prairie Avenue from 17th to 20th Street.

  • The Duck Inn is a neighborhood gastro-tavern and dining room. 

  • Located at Loomis Street and the Chicago River, on the border of Chicago’s Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods. 

  • Housed in a pre-prohibition era tavern with a cozy retro design aesthetic.

  • ​Originally a food truck, the sandwich shop switched gears and started a restaurant in Pilsen.

  • Dishes out the Chicago-invented, Puerto Rican-style sandwiches on fried plantains.

  • Also known to sling their stewed pork with sides of arroz con gandules and maduros.

  • The menu pulls from Asian and Central American heritages in a setting influenced by colorful graffiti artwork.

  • The fiery fried chicken uses the Belizean method of seasoning the meat overnight before frying and then slathering it in a Nashville-style sauce.

  • Five spice levels on the chicken, also available are wings and sandwiches.

  • ​Started in Chicago in 2007 in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

  • Tortillas are cooked using only olive oil.

  • Home to the best stelote (steak & corn) burrito in Chicago.

  • Historic and unassuming pizza spot on the corner of 35th and Aberdeen.

  • Tavern style pie is dished in an old school paper bag.

  • Crispy pizza crust and generous with the toppings.

  • Mesler is a full-service Chicago restaurant, bar, and lounge.

  • Artfully composed with a contemporary library offering brunch, lunch, and dinner daily.

  • Stunning private dining room offers seating for up to fourteen guests with access to an outdoor space with a firepit. 

  • Designed to stimulate thoughtful conversation, the private dining room is ideal for celebrations, small business meetings, special occasions, and more.

  • The Dining Room is reopening beginning Thursday, May 20th! 

  • In The Dining Room, an intimate fine dining venue, guests may enjoy a luxurious 12 course hyper-seasonal tasting menu from nine-time Michelin star recipient Chef Jared Wentworth paired with a curated selection of Moody Tongue beers from acclaimed Brewmaster Jared Rouben. 

  • Please note that advance reservations are required.

  • Received two stars from Michelin Guide.

  • An authentic Italian restaurant in Chicago’s Hyde Park.

  • Featuring a Neapolitan pizza and pasta-focused menu served in the spirit of a traditional Neapolitan restaurant.

  • Make sure to ask for the free appetizer bread.

  • Amazing service and the outdoor patio is perfect.

  • A Nayarit, Mexico style seafood restaurant.

  • Try the Langostinos, Shrimp Palapa, The Mattress Breaker & The Old Lady Killer. 

  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Buzz) patio.

  • They’re not happy, until you’re not happy. 

  • Wings, drinks, burgers and music right on the beach.

  • Good vibes & views.

  • Plenty of parking, but it can get busy at times.

  • Perfect spot if you are biking or walking and want to take a break.

  • Live music & Dj’s.

  • Spectacular skyline scene.  

  • Nice stop for a bite, a cold drink or just to chill by the beach.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & late snacks

  • Bar food with a nice atmosphere, right off the lake.

  • Enjoy handmade appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas.

  • Nice place to chill and listen to live music from Thursdays to Mondays.

  • Check out their popular dueling pianos.