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Chicago Travel Guide

Chicago Travel Guide

F&W’s guide features spectacular Chicago restaurants, craft cocktail bars, and brunch specialists. Plus: delicious recipes from Chicago’s greatest chefs.

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Foodie Hotel: Public Chicago

Public Chicago

Celeb hotelier Ian Schrager tones down his usual over-the-top style at his first Midwestern hotel. At night, the Pump Room restaurant becomes a 1930s-style supper club with small plates from superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The lobby minibar sells local snacks like Garrett Popcorn and Cora Lee Candies. publichotels.com.

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Chicago Restaurants: Girl & the Goat

Editor’s Pick

  Girl & the Goat: “It’s a rustic restaurant with a bit of bad ass,” says Top Chef Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard about the spot she opened with Boka co-owners Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz.
Graham Elliot
Expert Guide

Graham Elliot Tolerates Deep-Dish Pizza, Mows Down Steamed Buns

The chef reveals where he eats on his days off and says what he really thinks of the city’s famous deep-dish pizza.

Aviary’s High-Tech Cocktails
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The Aviary

At chef Grant Achatz’s state-of-the-art cocktail lounge, expert mixologists use a double-chamber vacuum pot to create the Rooibos cocktail.

Chicago Chef Recipes

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