Illinois

Tips and Articles in Illinois

Chicago is stepping up its food festival game. The city may love its hot dog, rib and pierogi fests, but on August 28, things will get decidedly more upscale. The Chicago Food & Wine Festival is helming a tour de culinary force, bringing top chefs...
As the days grow shorter and the air is inevitably cooler, it’s not too late to have that last summer fling with Chicago. Follow along as we offer up a rooftop bar or two to have an early evening drink, an afternoon with Chicago historical secrets...
Plenty of people head straight for shopping trip down the Magnificent Mile or to one of its many high-end restaurants when they visit Chicago, but the world-class city is just as accessible to those on a budget, too. Here, a round-up of our favori...
It’s been ten months since we first discussed Chicago’s forthcoming “Foodseum”—a museum intended to be a first-of-its-kind destination where people can go to learn about everything food. Progress has been moving along slowly and steadily. But now ...
It may not be the city’s largest museum, but the Museum of Contemporary Art is the kind of cultural powerhouse that keeps Chicago front and center of the international arts stage. It is the American institution that nabbed the David Bowie exhibiti...
For travelers who care about their coiffure, few things are more dreadful than arriving at a hotel to discover an in-room blow-dryer that looks like it was made in the 1980s. Guests at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago need not fret this conundrum, a...
"I have an eating disorder—I eat all the time," jokes chef Kevin Hickey about his relationship with food. For this Chicago native, the obsession has paid off—his six-month-old Duck Inn, in Bridgeport, has quickly become one of the city's hottest t...
Last great meal “Not many people know about Katsu (2651 W. Peterson Ave.; 773-784- 3383), a restaurant on the North Side that serves phenomenal omakase-style sushi.” Cocktail lounge or dive bar? “Both. My staff and I will go to Three Dots...
Artists' Scene The once-gritty South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport—best known as the home of the White Sox—has emerged as the city’s latest creative hub. Co-Prosperity Sphere presents film screenings, secret supper clubs, and community-built ...
Artists' Scene The once-gritty South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport—best known as the home of the White Sox—has emerged as the city’s latest creative hub. Co-Prosperity Sphere presents film screenings, secret supper clubs, and community-built ...
Artists' Scene The once-gritty South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport—best known as the home of the White Sox—has emerged as the city’s latest creative hub. Co-Prosperity Sphere presents film screenings, secret supper clubs, and community-built ...
New York Edition The property’s May opening in the 1909 Met Life Tower on Madison Square Park marked hotelier Ian Schrager’s return to New York. Inside the opulent restaurant, restored wood paneling, Venetian plaster, and photos from Schrager’s...
New York Edition The property’s May opening in the 1909 Met Life Tower on Madison Square Park marked hotelier Ian Schrager’s return to New York. Inside the opulent restaurant, restored wood paneling, Venetian plaster, and photos from Schrager’s...
New York Edition The property’s May opening in the 1909 Met Life Tower on Madison Square Park marked hotelier Ian Schrager’s return to New York. Inside the opulent restaurant, restored wood paneling, Venetian plaster, and photos from Schrager’s...
When seasoned travelers are told that a hotel promises an “authentic” experience, the visceral response is an eye roll. Authenticity is a vibe, not an adjective that can be blithely assigned to a space. But this type of emotional nirvana—the warm ...