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Food & Drink | Coffee

The 18 Best Coffee Shops In Chicago

The coffee is always hot and full of flavor at our picks for the best coffeehouses in Chicago.

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The Best New Chicago Hotels of 2014

Check out the unique amenities at each of these top four hotels of the year.

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The 100 best dishes and drinks in Chicago 2014

From breakfast to booze, these are the best dishes and drinks we had in 2014 at Chicago restaurants and bars.

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Best Cheap Eats 2014

Looking for cheap thrills? Our critics found 48 amazing meal deals, all recently opened, from Mexican to Indonesian and everything in between.

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Chinatown guide: The best of the neighborhood

Find the best restaurants, bars, karaoke, shops and things to do with our guide to Chicago's Chinatown.

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The 25 essential Chicago dishes: pizza, burgers and more

From a cult-favorite cheeseburger to an addictive fried chicken dish, these are the 25 new classic dishes in Chicago

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33 reasons fall in Chicago is the best

Scarves, fireplaces, pretty leaves, comfort foods and sports—what's not to like about autumn in Chicago?

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Chicago: America's Best Drinking City 2014

The Second City has hit its boozy stride. These days you can hardly walk a block without passing a packed new bar. It's a full-on drinkable renaissance for everyone  from beer drinkers, to gin lovers, to rare-bourbon aficionados. So book

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings

The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago , home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards

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12 Killer Burgers to Try in Chicago

From the patties at Acadia to Three Aces, these delicious burgers will whet every Chicagoan’s appetite.

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The 10 Best Food Trucks In Chicago

Here is a significant expansion upon last year's best food trucks list that gives an idea of the state of food truck culture in Chicago.

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Eater Chicago's Iconic Greasy Spoons Map

We're kicking Greasy Spoons Week off with our map of Chicago's Iconic Greasy Spoons. From joints dating back to the 18th century to the newest hotspots, these places fuel...

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The 43 best fictional Chicagoans

We consult our favorite Chicago-set books, movies, TV shows, plays and songs to find the greatest fake people to ever hail from our city.

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20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

There's a poutine factory. They make a hundred-dollar grilled cheese. A "Star Wars" museum could be in the works. ...and those aren't the only attractions that make our beloved Chicago unique. With a river, lake, museums, architecture, a...

Music | Chicago Music

The 12 Best Record Stores In Chicago

Independent record stores are survivors. Here are our favorite dozen in Chicago.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

17 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Make the most of the last month of summer with these 17 things to do, from jumping in a swimming pool to hitting that last outdoor concert

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9 of Chicago's Best Spots for Gyros - The Five Days of Meat

There's perhaps no meat on a stick more famous than the gyro. A Chicago favorite, you can find the meat roasting on a spit at nearly every Greek and...

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The 12 Best Ice Cream And Frozen Treats In Chicago

It is no secret we love a delicious frozen sweet treats here at Chicagoist. This year we share some more of our favorite spots around the city to visit when you want something sweet and cold to cool you down.

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The Great Chicago Italian Beef Hunt

The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation.

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2014 Best of Chicago

This year we feature 91 of the very best people, places, and things Chicago has to offer right now.

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Chicago Reader: Best of Chicago 2014

Best of Chicago steers you to the people, places, and things you might not otherwise find, along a route you might not otherwise take.