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Chicago chefs dish on their favorite restaurants and bars

We asked Chicago chefs about their favorite local spots for eating and drinking when they're not in the kitchen

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Aside from being amazing cooks, when it comes to eating out Chicago chefs are just like us. They like to enjoy meals at great Mexican restaurants, contemporary American restaurants or a beer bar. We talked to some of the city's best chefs about their favorite local spots—take their restaurant and bar recommendations to heart when you're planning your next night on the town.

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Chef's Table: Sarah Grueneberg

Chef's Table: Sarah Grueneberg

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Chef's Table: AJ Walker

Chef's Table: AJ Walker

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