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My Chicago: Chicago Fire's Charlie Barnett

By
Elisa Drake
on
1/30/14

He has nearly 77,000 likes on FB and an even fiercer fan following as Peter Mills on NBC’s hit show “Chicago Fire.” On TV, he’s the gentle one. The firehouse cook. The one you’d take home to Mom. In real life, he’s practically the same. So is his passion for Chicago, his adopted home since...

Time Tested in Chicago: 10 Classic Restaurants

By
Michael Gebert
on
1/17/14

There are old Chicago restaurants, and then there are classic ones—old in a way that captures a piece of the city’s history, or even its soul. These 10 local institutions feature delicious food and warm atmospheres that have kept their doors open and chairs full for decades. From steak to deep...

Chicago’s New Speakeasies

By
Valerie Moloney
on
11/8/13

While Al Capone and John Dillinger no longer roam its streets, Chicago will always have a fascination with its seedy history. In particular: Prohibition-esque bars that throw back to an underbelly of free-flowing booze and live music. Today, the taste for stiff drinks lives on in these modern...

When to Visit Chicago

By
Elisa Drake
on
6/3/13

Every season gives Chicago a different air and appeal. Summer is the city’s most popular, which means streets teeming with tourists, higher wait times at restaurants and peak prices for most hotels. On the flip side, the wonderful weather brings al-fresco dining; neighborhood and downtown...

Secret Chicago: Locals' Tips for Enjoying the Windy City

By
Elisa DrakeValerie Moloney
on
6/18/13

Sure, the guidebooks can point out some of the best things to do in Chicago, but there’s a whole hidden side to the city beyond the touristy lure of ...

5 More Things That Most Chicago Tourists Never Do

By
Elisa DrakeValerie Moloney
on
9/19/13

We first gave you the Chicago Cultural Center, InterContinental hotel tour and a few other secret editor favorites. But we couldn’t stop thinking of all the lesser-known attractions...

Now Dining at The Langham Hotel: Travelle

By
WhereTraveler
on
8/29/13

Chicago hotel restaurants have come around from staid lobbies and convention-style fare. And we would expect nothing less than style from The Langham, which hosts Travelle, the latest fine dining spot to hit the competitive hotel scene...

My Chicago: The Langham's Chris Baum

By
WhereTraveler
on
10/15/13

Nobody knows a city like its concierges. When you want a table for the best dinner in town or tickets to the show of the moment, they are who you call. We sat down with the concierge of the beautiful Langham, Chicago, to get his inside scoop on the best that Chicago has to offer.

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The Art of Eating in Chicago

By
Amber Gibson
on
10/15/13

Tweezed garnishes. Sauces swirled, just so, like paint on a canvas. Chefs, are indeed artists, so it’s only natural that their restaurants serve up as much drama in their décor as on the plate. At these spots, find dynamic pieces gracing the walls, offering one more bit of mealtime fodder....

At Chicago's Aviary, Cocktails Become Art

By
WhereTraveler
on
2/12/14

If you're looking for the forefront of Chicago's cocktail scene, head to the corner of the Fulton Market and Morgan streets and you'll find The Aviary. Readily found on any "best bars" list, The Aviary pairs intricately created...