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Swanky Rooftop Bars in the Chicago Loop

Posted 45 days ago in Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

3 MIN READ - As warmer weather rolls in, rooftop bar hopping season is in full swing. Take your weekend or after work plans to a whole new level (literally)…

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Read more of the article: "Petterino's, a Theatre District staple reopens in the Loop"

Petterino's, a Theatre District staple reopens in the Loop

Posted 12 months ago in Trending, Restaurants and Dining

2 MIN READ – Beloved downtown Chicago icon Petterino’s reopened October 5 under new ownership, with a completely refreshed interior, expanded outdoor dining area and reimagined food menu and beverage program.…

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Read more of the article: "Where to dine in the Loop "

Where to dine in the Loop

Posted 20 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants offer diners new and improved patios and rooftops and safe indoor dining rooms, all with strict safety measures in place. Many of these restaurants…

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Read more of the article: "What's open in the Loop?"

What's open in the Loop?

Posted 20 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture, Restaurants and Dining

As regulations and guidelines continue to change, find out which establishments are open in the Loop. From restaurants to retailers and outdoor fun, there’s a lot you can enjoy safely…

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Read more of the article: "How to support the hospitality industry"

How to support the hospitality industry

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Hotels, Restaurants and Dining

2 MIN READ – Though there’s no industry untouched by COVID-19, hotels were some of the earliest and hardest hit by the pandemic. And given gathering restrictions and leery travelers,…

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Read more of the article: "Plan Your Next Staycation in the Loop"

Plan Your Next Staycation in the Loop

Posted 2 years ago in Hotels, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

4 MIN READ – One of the many perks of living in Chicago? The abundance of staycation options at your fingertips. Since you may not be able to get away…

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Read more of the article: "Buy hotel bonds for future stays in the Loop"

Buy hotel bonds for future stays in the Loop

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Hotels, Restaurants and Dining

2 MIN READ - As COVID-19 and resulting stay at home orders across the world grind the hospitality industry to a near-standstill, hotels are getting creative in how to bring…

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Read more of the article: "Experience Chicago Restaurant Week 2020 in the Loop"

Experience Chicago Restaurant Week 2020 in the Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Eat & Drink, Trending, Restaurants and Dining

5 MIN READ - Chicago Restaurant Week is January 24-February 9, 2020, with participation from more than 400 local restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, including 80 first-timers.

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Read more of the article: "Yet Another Food Hall Coming to the Loop"

Yet Another Food Hall Coming to the Loop

Posted 4 years ago in Trending, Restaurants and Dining, Eat & Drink

1 MIN READ - Get ready, Chicago—yet another food hall is joining a growing roster in the Loop. Urbanspace is set to open an as yet unnamed food hall at 15…

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Read more of the article: "Bertha Palmer’s Chocolate Brownie: The Hidden Gem of Chicago"

Bertha Palmer’s Chocolate Brownie: The Hidden Gem of Chicago

Posted 4 years ago in Then and Now, Restaurants and Dining

2 MIN READ - Food helps define a place, which is why deep dish pizza, hotdogs, and popcorn come to mind when you think of Chicago. Surprisingly, only some locals…

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