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Fragrance Creation for Men and Women

Aroma Workshop, Chicago
Wednesday, May 31
  • Activities & Competitions

Aroma Workshop's crack team of olfactory authorities leads you through the process of developing your very own fragrance in this deluxe signature scent-creation class. They’ll show you how to sniff ... Read more

Intimate Concerts, Food and Wine Classes & More

City Winery Chicago, Chicago
Sunday, March 05 - Friday, March 17
  • Comps
  • Member Reward Tickets
  • Music
  • Music & Comedy
  • Top Rated

City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. From folk acts and jazz quartets to legendary singer-songwri... Read more

"One Night of Queen": Tribute Concert

Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont
Saturday, March 25
  • Music
  • Top Rated

Find "somebody to love" at the Rosemont Theatre, where "One Night of Queen" presents an epic tribute to the music of Freddie Mercury and his legendary band, Queen. This stirring performance of some of... Read more

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
Friday, March 03 - Sunday, March 19
  • Theatre
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Rush
  • Family
  • Top Rated

Who'd have guessed that a group of silent bald blue men would become some of America's most loved entertainers? Turns out, we all need a little silliness in our lives and the Blue Man Group is happy t... Read more

"Black Girl Therapy"

Piven Theatre, Evanston
Saturday, July 15
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

Every girl has a number. Do you know yours? Six black girls, strangers to each other, go to a group therapy session. They may be strangers going in but they’ll never be the same coming out. The ther... Read more

Chicago Pickle Fest-Live Band & Everything Pickle: Food, Drinks & Photo Ops

Old Crow Smokehouse & Other Wrigleyville Bars TBA, Chicago
Saturday, April 29
  • Family
  • Added This Week

Tix include admission, a whiskey shot w/ pickleback, live band, access to tons of tasty, pickley products and more! Chicago's Pickle Party! There is one snack that just doesn't get the credit that it ... Read more

Wrigleyville St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl on March 17th - Catch the Madness!

Wrigleyville's Best Bars TBA, Chicago
Friday, March 17
  • Nightlife
  • Added This Week

Tix get you admission, a brunch buffet, $8 in gift cards to use on the crawl, giveaways and more! Don't miss a second of March Madness! With games tipping off day and night it’s a great time to enjo... Read more


Goodman Theatre - The Owen, Chicago
Friday, March 03 - Sunday, March 12
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

A surprising new play about how families fall apart—and find each other again—amidst turbulent global and social change. In 2003, newly-wed Layal and her family prepare to immigrate from Baghdad, ... Read more

DePaul Opera Theatre presents: "Cosi fan tutte"

Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall, Chicago
Wednesday, March 08 - Friday, March 10
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

Under the program direction of Harry Silverstein, the DePaul Opera Theatre present's Mozart's famous comedic opera "Così fan tutte", a tale involving the misadventures of two sisters and their soldie... Read more

"TINA – The Tina Turner Musical"

James M. Nederlander Theatre, Chicago
Tuesday, March 14 - Wednesday, March 22
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

THERE IS ONLY ONE. HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journ... Read more

"The 39 Steps"

Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
Friday, March 10 - Sunday, April 02
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps", a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Dram... Read more

Easter Bunny Breakfast & Photo Opp at Rock Bottom Warrenville

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Warrenville
Saturday, April 01 - Saturday, April 08
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Family
  • Added This Week

Kids will enjoy a craft, goodie bag, and one on one time with Santa. Adults will enjoy our handcrafted beers & cocktails... Read more

Easter Bunny Breakfast & Photo Opp at Rock Bottom Yorktown

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Lombard
Sunday, April 02
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Family
  • Added This Week

Kids will enjoy a craft, goodie bag, and one on one time with Santa. Adults will enjoy our handcrafted beers & cocktails... Read more

Shakin' It Show Burlesque Cabaret with Aunt Nance: March Edition

The Newport Theater, Chicago
Sunday, March 12
  • Added This Week
  • Burlesque & Drag

Aunt Nance, Chicago's resident musical comedy COUGAR, hosts a silly + sensual burlesque cabaret featuring a bevvy of talented performers!... Read more

Giordano Season 60: "Celebrate Giordano"

Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, Chicago
Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 01
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Added This Week

Catch the Light. Feel the Radiance. Celebrate Giordano! Giordano Dance Chicago’s 60th anniversary celebration continues with a world premiere from Kia Smith, Executive Artistic Director of South Chi... Read more

"Late Nite Catechism"

Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
Sunday, May 07
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

"Late Nite Catechism" is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the class t... Read more

"Girls Night: The Musical"

Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
Thursday, April 20
  • Theatre
  • Added This Week

"Girls Night: The Musical" has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a... Read more

Mimosas & Becky G vs Karol G Day Party - Includes 3 Hours of Mimosas

Moe's Cantina River North, Chicago
Saturday, April 01
  • 20 Pop!
  • Nightlife
  • Added This Week

Tix include 3 hours of mimosas + all the reggaetón music you can handle! There will be 4 varieties of mimosas to try + $5 themed shots! Calling all MAMIIIs & BICHOTAS! Get ready to perrear! Let's dri... Read more

Ballet Folklorico Tayahua Presents: "A Night in Mexico"

Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
Saturday, March 11
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Dance

Ballet Folklórico Tayahua presents: "A Night in Mexico" live on stage at The Genesee! This premier dance company has performed all over the country and on other continents. Now, they're bringing thei... Read more

Classic Albums Live: The Eagles - "Hotel California"

Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
Friday, March 31
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • 20 Pop!
  • Music

When Glenn Frey passed, we were all left scrambling for an answer. It was just after David Bowie had passed, and there was a sense of mild panic. It was as though the music we all grew up with was com... Read more

Are you a foodie looking for an exciting culinary adventure in Chicago? From the best restaurants to unique food tours, wine bars and craft beer joints – there’s something for everyone. Discover all of the amazing flavors that this city has to offer with our guide on chicago food tours and restaurants. Explore Little Italy, Chinatown or Navy Pier where you can sample some of the finest wines, beers and cocktails around. And don’t forget about those famous pizza places and hot dog stands too. Whether it’s a bar crawl or hopping from one delicious spot to another – let us show you how great Chicago tastes.

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Chicago’s Best Restaurants

With a plethora of culinary options, Chicago is an ideal destination for the adventurous food lover. From upscale dining spots to casual eateries and street grub, Chicago has a plethora of culinary delights for all tastes. For a romantic evening out or a quick snack, check out these outstanding eateries in Chicago.

Fine Dining:

For those special occasions when only the best will do, Chicago has plenty of upscale options. Explore world-class cuisine at Alinea or Everest – two Michelin-starred restaurants that have been recognized as among the top 50 in the world by San Pellegrino – or experience classic French fare at Les Nomades. For Italian fans, Spiaggia offers an unforgettable menu featuring fresh seafood from Lake Michigan and traditional regional dishes from all over Italy.

For those seeking more economical selections, Chicago boasts a variety of relaxed dining choices. Sink your teeth into Mexican-style sandwiches and salads at Xoco; sample farmhouse-inspired small plates at The Publican; indulge in legendary deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria; sink your jaws into iconic Chicago hot dogs from Portillo’s Hot Dogs; get creative with burgers at Kuma’s Corner; or go wild for tacos at Big Star Wrigleyville.

Street Food:

If you want to really dive into Chicago’s culinary scene then it’s time to hit up one of its many street vendors. Take a stroll down Maxwell Street Market on Sunday mornings (or any day.) and sample everything from tamales to pierogis while listening to live music performances – it doesn’t get much better than this. You’ll also find plenty of taco stands throughout Little Village offering authentic Mexican flavors made with love – don’t forget about their delicious churros either. Finally, no visit would be complete without stopping by George’s Hot Dogs in Lincoln Park – they’ve been serving up delicious franks since 1932 so you know they’re doing something right.

No matter your palate or pocketbook, Chicago’s eateries have something to offer everyone. For a truly remarkable experience, Chicago food tours offer the ideal chance to discover some of the city’s most renowned districts and savor their delightful dishes.

Key Takeaway: From casual eateries to fine dining establishments, Chicago offers a wide range of culinary delights for the discerning foodie. Take a stroll through Maxwell Street Market for delicious street food or head to Little Village for authentic Mexican flavors; don’t forget about George’s Hot Dogs in Lincoln Park either. Experience the finest of culinary delights at acclaimed Michelin-rated establishments like Alinea and Everest.

Food Tours in Chicago

Food tours in Chicago offer the perfect way to explore the city’s vibrant culinary scene. From Little Italy and Chinatown to Navy Pier, there is something for everyone.

Little Italy Tour:

For a taste of classic Italian cuisine, take a tour through Little Italy. Enjoy delicious dishes like lasagna, cannoli, and gelato while learning about the history of this iconic neighborhood. You can also visit specialty food shops and local restaurants that have been serving up authentic Italian fare for generations.

Chinatown Tour:

Take a guided tour through one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods on a Chinatown Food Tour. Sample unique foods from Chinese dim sum to bubble tea as you learn about the culture and traditions of this vibrant area. Explore hidden gems such as traditional markets and family-owned restaurants along with some popular favorites like Peking Duck House or Jia’s Restaurant & Bar for an unforgettable experience.

For an adventure like no other, head to Navy Pier. Sample some of the pier’s iconic fare such as George’s Hot Dogs or try something new with deep dish pizza at Giordano’s Pizza Express or Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. Then, set sail on the Spirit Of Chicago cruise ship for breathtaking views of downtown skyline and a chance to experience Lake Michigan up close and personal. With so much to explore, Navy Pier is sure to have something for everyone. Keywords: Adventure, Iconic Fare, Deep Dish Pizza, Spirit Of Chicago Cruise Ship, Views of Downtown Skyline, Experience Lake Michigan.

If you’re looking to sample some craft beer during your food tour experience, Bobby’s Bike Hike Brew Tours offers bike rides around town while sampling local brews. For an adventurous alternative, take advantage of Chicagoland Water Taxi service which offers sightseeing cruises down the riverwalk. Classic comfort food staples and unique flavors from different cultures can be discovered on these tours, providing an opportunity to explore all that makes up Chicago’s diverse culinary landscape in a new way – so what are you waiting for?

Exploring the best of Chicago’s food culture with a tour is an experience not to be missed. For those seeking to augment their gustatory journey, the Windy City offers a variety of options for quaffing vino, sipping suds and imbibing mixed drinks.

Key Takeaway: Food tours in Chicago offer a great way to explore the city’s vibrant culinary scene, from Little Italy and Chinatown to Navy Pier. Whether you’re looking for classic Italian dishes or Chinese dim sum, George’s Hot Dogs at Navy Pier or Bobby’s Bike Hike Brew Tours sampling local brews along bike rides around town – there is something for everyone. Hop on board Chicagoland Water Taxi service and experience all that makes up Chicago’s diverse landscape with unique flavors from different cultures.

Wine, Beer and Cocktails in Chicago

Chicago is a destination of pleasure, and its drinks industry – from wines to beers to cocktails – offers something for all tastes. From high-end hangouts to down-home dives, the Windy City provides an abundance of options for a night out with pals or relatives.

For those looking for a more refined experience, Chicago’s wine bars and tasting rooms offer up an array of vintages from around the world. For an unforgettable experience, visit a wine bar or tasting room to explore a diverse selection of wines.

Craft Beer Scene:

If craft beers are more your style then don’t worry; Chicago has plenty of spots where you can enjoy some unique flavors on tap. Visit any number of local breweries to sample small batch creations or find them at pubs across town – whatever you do make sure you take advantage of all that our city has to offer.

Gather your friends and prepare for a night of delectable cuisine, lively conversation, and tantalizing drinks. Enjoy classic martinis shaken just right or creative concoctions made with locally sourced ingredients – no matter what you choose, it’s sure to be a memorable experience in this amazing city.

From the Windy City’s craft beer to its signature cocktails, Chicago offers a variety of alcoholic beverages that are sure to please any palate. Get ready for an adventure with the best pizza spots, hot dog joints and bar crawls that this city has to offer.

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Pizza and Hot Dogs in Chicago

Chicago is a culinary haven offering an array of delectable pizza and hot dog choices to tantalize any taste. Whether you’re looking for classic deep dish pies or thin crust slices, Chicago has something to satisfy every palate. For the traditionalists out there, head to one of the city’s many iconic pizzerias for an unforgettable slice of deep dish heaven. The buttery crusts at places like Giordano’s or Lou Malnati’s will have your mouth watering in no time. If you prefer a lighter style pie, try one of the trendy thin-crust spots around town such as Piece Brewery & Pizzeria or Coalfire Pizza.

Hot dogs are another must-try when it comes to Chicago cuisine. Sample classic versions from stands like Portillo’s Hot Dogs or Superdawg Drive In with all the trimmings—mustard, relish, onions and pickles—or go gourmet with upscale restaurants offering unique takes on this beloved treat. Don’t forget about those famous Vienna Beef franks either; they make appearances in some truly creative dishes across town.

If you’re feeling adventurous (and hungry.), why not check out some food truck adventures? Go on a culinary journey and sample dishes from diverse cultures while trekking through different areas to find your next meal. Or take part in a bar crawl experience to discover hidden gems and sip craft cocktails along the way. And if nightlife is more your thing, then get ready to explore some popular hotspots where music lovers come together to dance until dawn. No matter what kind of pizza and hot dog experience you’re after, Chicago has something to offer.

Key Takeaway: Chicago is an amazing foodie destination, with iconic pizzerias and hot dog stands serving up delicious slices of deep dish heaven and classic Vienna beef franks. For those looking for a more unique experience, try out the city’s trendy thin-crust spots or explore different neighborhoods via food truck tours to sample global cuisine. Plus there are plenty of bars and clubs for nightlife enthusiasts.

FAQs in Relation to Chicago Food Tours and Restaurants

What is Chicago famous for food?

Chicago is renowned for its deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and Maxwell Street Polish Sausage. The city’s iconic dishes also include the famous Chicago style popcorn and Garrett Popcorn Shops’ caramel corn. Other local favorites are the Windy City’s signature ribs from popular BBQ restaurants such as Lem’s Barbecue House or Honey 1 BBQ. No journey to the Windy City is complete without a stop at one of its old-fashioned bakeries, offering homemade delights such as apple strudel and poppy seed kolache.

Is Chicago the best food city?

Chicago offers a smorgasbord of flavors and cuisines, ranging from the iconic deep dish pizza to renowned hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. From classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza to the city’s renowned hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, there are countless options for every palate. With its wide selection of ethnic restaurants, world-class fine dining establishments, and innovative culinary experiences from top chefs around the globe, it’s no wonder why many consider Chicago one of the best cities in America for food lovers.

1. Deep Dish Pizza:

This iconic dish is a must-have when visiting Chicago. A buttery crust is the foundation for this dish, with a multitude of cheese and tomato sauce piled atop.

2. Italian Beef Sandwich:

Thinly sliced beef simmered in an au jus served on an Italian roll with sweet peppers or hot giardiniera is the classic version of this popular sandwich.

3. Hot Dogs:

A Chicago style hot dog includes yellow mustard, bright green relish, chopped onions, pickle spear, tomato slices and sport peppers all atop a steamed poppy seed bun.

4. Maxwell Street Polish Sausage:

Named after the famous street market where it was invented in 1939; this sausage is made from coarse ground pork and beef then grilled to perfection for that smoky flavor.

Does Chicago have the best food in the USA?

From deep-dish pizza to classic Chicago hot dogs, the city offers something for everyone’s palate. The city’s culinary experts are passionate about their work, creating dishes that make each meal an unforgettable experience. Chicago is renowned for its outstanding culinary offerings, boasting a diverse range of cuisines from all corners of the globe. The city’s commitment to quality ingredients, innovative recipes, and a vibrant dining scene make it an ideal destination for food lovers.


From Little Italy to Chinatown, Navy Pier to bar crawls, you can find amazing culinary adventures in Chicago that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether it’s wine tasting or beer drinking; pizza eating or hot dog munching – make sure you explore all that this vibrant city has to offer by taking one of its many fantastic food tours.

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