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Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago
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Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago

Somehow, eating eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy outside just tastes better. Now that it's summer, head to one of these outdoor restaurants this weekend, and bask in the sun while sipping mimosas or Bloody Marys.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to brunch in Chicago

Chicago's top brunch restaurants
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Chicago's top brunch restaurants

If you're like us and can't resist a great Bloody Mary, you're probably going out to brunch all the time. Whether you're battling a hangover or just crave cup after cup of coffee and crazy French toasts, it's a meal that almost always manages to get you through the day. Thankfully, Chicago restaurant do brunch damn well, offering dishes that are sure to perk you up, no matter when you manage to roll out of bed. If you're planning a weekend brunch in Chicago, check out some of our go-tos. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to brunch in Chicago

Check out Chicago's most authentic and original Mexican food
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Check out Chicago's most authentic and original Mexican food

We decided to check out the best—and most authentic—Mexican food in Chicago, dish by delicious dish.

The best food halls in Chicago
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The best food halls in Chicago

When you can't decide on pizza or ramen, head to these Chicago food halls for a taste of everything.

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Mi Tocaya Antojería
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Mi Tocaya Antojería

Tacos, margaritas and excellent regional specialties are all at chef Diana Davila's new spot.

Ella Elli
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Ella Elli

Pull a bench up to the bar for a cozy date night.

Burt’s Place
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Burt’s Place

Burt's is a must for any deep-dish lover.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Ruin Daily
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The Ruin Daily

A sandwich shop with cocktails? We're in.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The best restaurants in Chicago

Chicago hot dog guide
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Chicago hot dog guide

Where to find the best Chicago hot dogs, the definition of a real Chicago dog and more odes to the iconic encased meat

Best pizza in Chicago
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Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

Top 20 brunch restaurants
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Top 20 brunch restaurants

If there’s one thing we take seriously here, it’s brunch.

Best Indian restaurants in Chicago
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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago

When you're jonesing for spicy curries or flaky parathas, head to a top Indian restaurant

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Chicago is a world-class dining city, but that doesn't mean eating out at restaurants has to cost a fortune

Best Korean restaurants in Chicago
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Best Korean restaurants in Chicago

From great Korean-style fried chicken wings to charcoal-fueled barbecue and kimchi-topped burgers, this city has a great selection of Korean eats

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