Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

By Stephanie Wu
On her first visit to China earlier this year, chef Stephanie Izard returned with a newfound appreciation for hand-pulled noodles, homemade dumplings, and more. The trip was a fact- and food-finding mission for her newest restaurant, Duck Duck Goa...
By Stephanie Wu
On her first visit to China earlier this year, chef Stephanie Izard returned with a newfound appreciation for hand-pulled noodles, homemade dumplings, and more. The trip was a fact- and food-finding mission for her newest restaurant, Duck Duck Goa...
By Amy Tara Koch
In every great city, there is a flea market that attracts the locals like bees to a strawberry rhubarb pie. In Chicago, it’s Randolph Street Market, a Brooklyn-meets-Paris-style outdoor emporium that pops up once a month during the summer. Get rea...
By Amy Tara Koch
David Burke’s Primehouse at The James Chicago is known for massive steaks and classic, gut-expanding sides. But every summer, the restaurant veers from its meat-and-potato repertoire with its beloved weekly Ice Cream Pop-Up. Kicking off today a...
By Max Grinnell

Can’t stand the sight of one more ambiguous watercolor? Good news: the hotel art scene is breaking free of mass-produced “abstract” art. On display at these hotels: video installations, visual odes to the Louisville Slugger, and portraits made out of 3,400 combs.

By Hilary Sheinbaum

Quirky, sophisticated spreads featuring everything from donuts to salted butter semifreddo.

Restaurants in Illinois

In a warm, polished-wood atmosphere, Owen & Engine prepares British comfort foods like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and a truly amazing burger topped with caramelized onions. Try a cask ale, served traditionally via the English-style beer engine.

Things to do in Illinois

On Friday and Saturday nights, indulge in the decadent Chocolate Bar at The Lobby on the fifth floor of The Peninsula Chicago.