Dining

Gino’s East – New Location, New Menu, Same Great Taste

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The classic Chicago pizzeria known for their deep-dish, Gino’s East, has moved locations to just around the corner from us on N LaSalle St. Their new building, the old LaSalle Power Co. building and former location of Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, is large and beautifully redone on the inside. You can dine on one of three […]

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Chicago’s Most Scenic Spots for a Drink

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When you think of outdoor dining, Chicago should come to mind. While we’re pointing you toward three particular local favorites, you can find a wide variety of worthwhile places that offer charming porch and patio seating. For those traveling to the Windy City from out of town, it may be wise to try out these […]

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Slicing Up Chicago Style Pizza

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If you love the taste, the crisp, the cheese and the hands-on experience of pizza, Chicago is the motherland of “za” and a sanctuary of pie. Known for its Chicago-style, deep dish, pizza – thick, complex, saucy and smothered with mozzarella – Chicago is home to the best pizza restaurants, joints, dives and parlors in […]

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3 Mouth-Watering Burgers in Chicago

It’s National Burger Month!!! We use three exclamation points because we’re just that excited! In honor of the month celebrating what is arguably America’s greatest food, we decided to sample 3 restaurants all within two blocks of us in the River North neighborhood. You can literally walk to each in 5 minutes or less. The […]

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Chicago Restaurant Week

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Foodies, gourmands, gourmets and interested diners will want to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, a citywide culinary celebration taking place this year from February 1-10 in restaurants all across the area. Over 250 restaurants are participating in this exciting 10-day event, which gives guests a chance to enjoy incredible meals at a discounted […]

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5 Ways To Blend In With Chicagoans

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I moved to Chicago from Michigan after graduating college about 3 years ago. In 3 years guess how much I’ve learned about what it means to be a Chicagoan? Not as much as I’d hoped. Chicagoans are still a mystery in a lot of ways. But there are a few things I’ve gleaned and I’m […]

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Chicago Gourmet Food Festival

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  Chicago foodies go wild for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2012, a three-day celebration of fine wine and innovative food. Held in Millennium Park, the festival is a gourmand’s dream come true, and a chance to sample some of Chicago’s best food and wine creations. If you love food, especially the gourmet variety, you […]

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Eat This: Taste of Chicago Festival

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For a BIG taste of “The Windy City,” feast to your heart’s content at Chicago’s largest annual event, the Taste of Chicago Food Festival. Held July 11-15 in Grant Park, this five-day foodie extravaganza includes live music, entertainment, a Humana Race to Taste for all adults and a Fleet Feet Sports Kids Dash for the […]

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Your Cheap Eats List for River North Chicago

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At Best Western Plus River North Hotel, I’ve asked fans what they’d like to see on our blog. What are they craving? Well, it seems at the top of that list is food. Or, more specifically, people want to know about “Cheap Eats” in our neighborhood. Some guests do want to experience the exquisiteness that […]

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Where’s Wallace – Lou Mitchell’s

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“Where can we get a good breakfast?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that as a concierge! Guests want a good meal for breakfast , of course. But often what people really mean when asking me is, “Where can I have an experience while getting breakfast in Chicago?” “Where can I go […]

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