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Gale Gand of Tru in Chicago, Ill. Photo credit: Stephen Hamilton.

Chef Gale Gand on her favorite desserts and the best fried...

Gale Gand—a partner at fine dining restaurant Tru—names 20 of her favorite restaurants and specialty food shops in Chicago.
Chef Curtis Duffy of Grace in Chicago

Chef Curtis Duffy on his favorite guilty pleasure dish, bars, and...

Curtis Duffy—former chef of fine dining restaurant Grace—names 20 of his favorite dining and drinking spots in Chicago.
Fried chicken from Honey Butter Fried Chicken

10 Best Restaurants in Chicago

Our Chicago chefs raved about these 11 restaurants in the city (get ready to venture outside of downtown Chicago).
Chef Rick Bayless of Topolobampo, Frontera, and Xoco in Chicago

Chef Rick Bayless on his favorite Chicago restaurants

Chef Rick Bayless reveals his top picks for authentic Mexican eats in Chicago and where he goes for his guilty pleasure snack.
Chef Carlos Gaytan of Mexique in Chicago.

Mexique’s Carlos Gaytan reveals his favorite Chicago eats

The former Top Chef finalist offers a dozen dining and drinking recommendations in and around Chicago.
Mindy Segal of HotChocolate Food and Drink in Chicago, Illinois

Chef Mindy Segal reveals her top restaurant and bar picks in...

The James Beard Award winner and Chicago native reveals her favorite eats in her hometown.
Tanya Baker of The Boarding House in Chicago, Ill. Photo credit: Eric Kleinberg Photography.

Chef Tanya Baker of The Boarding House shares her favorite restaurants...

The James Beard Award nominee reveals her favorite spots for pizza, Korean, and more in Chicago.
Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit: Takashi Restaurant.

The Chicago restaurants every visitor must try, according to Takashi Yagihashi

The "Top Chef Masters" alum shares his go-to restaurants for Japanese BBQ, French food, and more in Chicago.
Chef BK Park of Juno in Chicago. Photo credit: Christopher Andrew, Stoptime341 Productions.

BK Park, chef and owner of Chicago’s Juno, on his favorite...

Chef BK Park talks Korean restaurants, Chicago-style hot dogs, and favorite bars in Chicago.
Chicago chef Bill Kim of Urbanbelly, Belly Q, and Belly Shack

Chef Bill Kim on his favorite bars, Korean eats, and more...

Bill Kim—owner of bellyQ, Urbanbelly, and Belly Shack—talks best desserts, Polish sausage, and Puerto Rican dishes in Chicago.