“Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights—a supermarket chain offering an array of Japanese groceries with a food court serving delicious Asian eats like sushi, ramen, bimbimbop, matcha ice cream, and more.” — Katie Cahnmann, Contributing Food Writer
“Mirai, the Gold Coast location. She only uses the best of the best ingredients and has a staff who are—the sushi chef in particular—dedicated to their work. It’s a beautiful little hole-in-the-wall place that’s sort of hidden and definitely an off-the-beaten path eatery.” — Jagie Daya, Associate Editor
“I have been taking lunch meetings at Trouquet in Hotel Felix in River North. It has ambiance and an easy French menu. And a delicious wine menu for after-hour meetings, too!” — Kimmy Steinback, Account Executive
“I am a big fan of a place called Noon-O-Kabab. Great Persian food on Kedzie Avenue in Albany Park—it’s delicious and surprisingly healthy. I never feel guilty after eating there, just happy and satisfied! It’s also a great option for vegetarians.” — Mahjabeen Syed, Managing Editor
“Dusek’s Board & Beer in the Pilsen neighborhood. This pub offers specialty beers with a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu in a historical building filled with character. The Pilsen neighborhood is an area filled with so much art and culture.” — Bailee Penski, Editorial Intern
“I recently tried Autre Monde Cafe in Berwyn for the first time and I am already planning to go back! The dishes are innovative without being complicated, and the wine list is thoughtful and bound to feature some that will be new to you. Definitely worth the trek to Berwyn.” — Jennifer Smith Tapp, Director, Editorial + Brand Strategy
NEW HOT SPOT: We are excited to stop by Barrio, the new Mexican concept with Robata bar opening this summer!