Nowadays, everyone’s talking about Chicago. People are in love with the Windy City, and it’s definitely not because of the weather. Chicago has a vibrant music scene, a World Series championship team, and one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the United States.
Can’t keep your hands off corn? We get it. It’s even harder to pick a favorite way to eat it — grilled, popped, baked or boiled. How is it possible we’ve discovered so many amazing ways to enjoy this bright yellow veggie? We’ve had 10,000 years to tinker with new corn dishes since the indigenous people of Mexico first domesticated maize, more commonly known as corn.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than an ice-cold beer on a warm afternoon (or evening, or night…). But with so many styles of beer out there, it can be tough to choose which one to enjoy. Understanding beer fundamentals, along with the two basic types (ales and lagers), will help you navigate any drink list or intimidating row of taps. (Picking up some fun facts to impress your drinking buddies never really hurts, either.)
From modern hand-blown bulbs to classic shimmering crystals, restaurants these days are lighting up their spaces with eye-catching chandeliers. Slip into one of these beautifully lit spots for a great meal, or model your dream home after one of these fine dining rooms. Here are 23 restaurants from across the country with the bright idea to add beautiful lighting:
Make Forbidden Root reservations exclusively through Reserve. Tables are filling up fast in Chicago’s first brewery using all natural ingredients. FORBIDDEN ROOT is a pub and “botanical brewery” that serves elevated bar food from Chef Dan Weiland as well as its own plant-infused ales and other complex beers. In the refurbished Hub Theater space, the stunning restaurant uses wood, brick and cast iron to create a sleek, industrial feel.
Craft Beer Week is in full swing with events all across The Windy City. Our team of craft brew explorers scoured Chicago to narrow in on a list of tempting events and culinary fun for you to enjoy at some of our favorite partner restaurants.