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A few places to sample

  • Fat Rice
  • Fat Rice is a Portuguese, pan-Asian fusion spot that has created a buzz since opening in 2012 and continues to grow strong. Communal seating and craft cocktails make for a unique atmosphere while you chow down on their braised sweet and sour pork shank or piri-piri chicken.

    Caitlin Meeter, Concierge
    Hotel Allegro

  • Three Dots and a Dash
  • Go down the alley, through the unmarked doorway, descend the staircase riddled with skulls, and discover the tropical paradise that is Three Dots and A Dash. This is the place that kick-started the resurgence of Tiki bars—and rightfully so—and the complexity of their cocktails is as magnificent as the retro, Polynesian-inspired atmosphere.

    Judson Corrie Feb Mar 15 (1)
    Judson Corrie, Concierge
    Waldorf Astoria Chicago

  • 5411 Empanadas
  • 5411 Empanada is a quaint Argentine restaurant where you will find an assortment of baked empanadas. My favorites are the bacon, date, and goat cheese or sweet corn. No other drink is more Argentine than the national drink of Fernet-Branca and Coca-Cola, and here you can find Fernet on tap! If you are wondering what 5411 stands for, it is the country and city code for Buenos Aires.

    Etienne Padin Feb Mar 15 (1)
    Etienne Padin, Assistant Concierge Manager
    Hyatt Regency Chicago

  • River Roast
  • Having a delicious brunch while listening to live blues is a great way to spend a Sunday. River Roast offers shrimp and grits and hangover soup in addition to more traditional food. You can also enjoy a roast bloody with crackling garnish while you listen to live blues music. Chef John Hogan often leaves the kitchen to join in with the band. Sit back, listen to the music, and watch the Chicago River roll by.

    Jan Viscum FebMar 15 (1)
    Jan V. Viscum, Concierge
    Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

  • Formento’s
  • Formento’s is an old school Italian place with a hip, well-designed interior. Formento’s menu reminds me of a lot of my mom’s cooking. Besides, who doesn’t love Italian cooking? It’s also ideally located along Randolph Street’s hot Restaurant Row.

    Sheryl Walerski, Concierge
    Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

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