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Frontera Grill, named a James Beard Foundation "Outstanding Restaurant" in 2007, is as hot as ever. (Courtesy of Frontera Grill)

My Chicago: Rick Bayless

By
David Hammond

At his restaurants, chef Rick Bayless lays out the immense range of traditional Mexican cuisine. In his TV series “Mexico: One Plate at a Time” and cookbooks like "Authentic Mexican," he blends serious scholarship with joyous culinary adventurousness. This month, he flexes his cooking­­—and...

Club Chicago

By
Valerie Moloney

Experience Chicago's club scene from the bottom up, including the hottest bars and hidden clubs.

Picnics in the the Parks

By
Valerie MoloneyElisa Drake

Matching the perfect picnic fixings with the hidden gems of Chicago's Park District.

Summer Sips from Chicago

By
Valerie Moloney

Two Chicago bars share their favorite recipes for summer cocktails. Cheers!

Chicago Foodies in Training

By
Valerie Moloney

Parents know: A tired, hungry kid could implode publicly at any minute. While your parental GPS might lead you to whatever fast food joint is nearby, train your pint-sized people to taste outside the deep-dish pizza box at these kid-friendly restaurants.

Decadence 101: How to Pair Wine With Dessert

By
Michael Gebert

How do you match wine to dessert? Don Sritong opened Coppervine to help diners explore the art of perfect pairings, so he seemed the perfect person to ask.

10 Guilty Pleasures of Dining

By
Valerie MoloneyElisa Drake

It could be the sheer beauty of the dish or the simplicity of its ingredients or, yes, possibly the super-high fat content that feels oh so wrong, yet tastes oh so right.

3 Bars for a Birthday Weekend

By
Valerie Moloney

America turns 238 this year, but what about those of you with a birthday of your own? Party all weekend long at these group-friendly bars and lounges.

Summer Style in the City

By
Valerie MoloneyElisa Drake

We're lovin' summer and its hair-blowing-in-the-breeze kind of attitude. This year's hot fashion essentials match our mood perfectly.

Shop Walk: Fashion Outlets of Chicago

By
Valerie Moloney

The mega-shopping mecca in Chicagoland, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, hold more than 53,000-square-feet of shopping paradise. Visitors—we hope you brought an extra suitcase.

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