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Chicago Spots for Out of Towners

Show your food-obsessed friends a gut-busting time with this food-and-drink-focused weekend itinerary.

  • The Aviary
    • West Loop
    Food
    26
    Decor
    27
    Service
    27
    Cost
    $60

    Friday, 6 PM: Start the night with Grant Achatz-approved cocktails in the West Loop.

  • Girl & the Goat
    • American
    • West Loop
    Food
    27
    Decor
    25
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $65

    Friday, 8 PM: Start the night off at Top Chef Stephanie Izard's popular West Loop New American.

  • Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
    • American
    • Logan Square
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Saturday, 3:30 PM: Get your afternoon sweets fix at this local pie favorite in Logan Square.

  • Longman & Eagle
    • American
    • Logan Square
    Food
    27
    Decor
    23
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $42

    Saturday, 7 PM: Enjoy a farm-to-table meal with serious imbibing options at this Logan Square eatery.

  • The Whistler
    • Bar
    • Logan Square
    Atmo.
    28
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    I

    Saturday, 10 PM: Head over to this easygoing cocktail bar with live music in Logan Square.

  • Pequod's Pizza
    • Pizza
    • Lincoln Park
    Food
    26
    Decor
    16
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $19

    Sunday, 12 AM: Late-night pan pizza in Lincoln Park.

  • Nico Osteria
    • Italian
    • Gold Coast
    Food
    26
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $79

    Sunday, 10:30 AM: Start the morning with an upscale Italian-influenced brunch from restaurateur Paul Kahan.

  • The Doughnut Vault
    • Donut Shop
    • River North
    Quality
    28
    Appeal
    23
    Service
    24
    Cost
    I

    Sunday, 2 PM: Stop in this River North bakery before it sells out of its five yummy donut flavors made daily in-house.

  • Three Dots and a Dash
    • Bar
    • River North
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Sunday, 5 PM: Tiki tippling before dinner in River North.

  • Tanta
    • Peruvian
    • River North
    Food
    27
    Decor
    25
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $52

    Sunday, 7 PM: Acclaimed Peruvian fare and craft cocktails in River North.

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