Posts in category River North

Stay Cool and Caffeinated This Summer at Caff U...

girl drinking at Caffe Umbria

Whether headed to the office or coming into town for a day of sightseeing, most Chicagoans get by with a cup, or five, of coffee. With temperatures this summer regularly reaching 90 degrees, it?s definitely iced coffee season. However, if you?re in the River North area, your options are pretty limited to the usual chains…

A Classy Burger Dinner at Weber Grill Restaurant...

Weber Grill Restaurant Collage

The red Weber Grill has been a staple of American backyards since the 1950s, but you may not be aware that the iconic kettle was born right here in Chicago. In 1952, George Stephen Sr. was a part-owner of the Weber Metal Works in Chicago crafting marine buoys. Inspired to create a better grill than…

Imperial Lamian Brings Authentic Chinese Food to...

Authentic Chinese Imperial Lamian River North

Chicago has been taken over by a fever for Japanese ramen noodles. Within walking distance from my apartment alone, I can think of four places I could go for noodles. Jakarta, Indonesia-based Imperial Lamian, a restaurant group with more than 20 locations, picked Chicago?s ramen-centric food scene as an opportunity to bring their brand of…

River North?s Dough Bros Tips the Scales in Favo...

NY Style Pizza River North Dough Bros

The battle between deep dish and NY style pizza will likely rage on till the end of time, but there?s one thing you?ve got to give to New York City: you can grab a quality slice pretty much anywhere. In Chicago, it takes a little more effort to get an easy pizza fix. Located at…

Municipal Bar + Dining Co. ? River North’s...

Municipal Bar + Dining Co. RIVER NORTH'S AFFORDABLE SPORTS BAR

Open since 2012, Municipal Bar + Dining Co is a sports bar and restaurant located in Chicago's River North, not far from Merchandise Mart. While the area already has its share of sports bars, Municipal is a bit more upscale than its rivals, quite spacious, and does feature a large, elevated patio on the side…

Leghorn Caf: Ukrainian Village Chicken Staple C...

Leghorn Caf chicken sandwich

Since opening in March 2014, Ukrainian Village?s Leghorn Chicken has become a favorite of hipsters, neighborhood residents, and Chicago?s fried chicken enthusiasts. They boldly positioned themselves as the anti-Chik-fil-A with Sunday hours, branded condoms, and donating a portion of their sales to support gay rights. Their strategy paid off and Element Collective (the brains behind…

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