We've rounded up the best chefs in the city to join us at Time Out Market Chicago, a culinary and cultural destination in the heart of Fulton Market. The 50,000-square-foot space houses 18 kitchens, three bars and one drop-dead gorgeous rooftop terrace—all spread across three floors. Our mission is simple: Bring the pages of Time Out Chicago to life with the help of our favorite chefs, the ones who wow us again and again. You'll find delicious barbecue from chef D’Andre Carter at Soul & Smoke, Mini Mott's delicious burgers, fried chicken from Cleo's Southern Cuisine and creative ice cream from Shawn Michelle's. And keep an eye out for events, concerts and artwork within the Market—we're keeping our calendar packed with things to do.
October 2021: The leaves are turning, there's a chill in the air and spooky decorations abound—it's officially fall in Chicago, folks. That means we've had to bid adieu to some of the summertime staples on this list, but rest assured that you'll still find plenty of ways to keep occupied as Chicago embraces a new season. This month, pay a visit to one of our favorite places to see fall foliage in the city and celebrate Halloween in Chicago at any number of blood-curdling haunted hauses scattered throughout the suburbs. Plus, check out a newly-opened exhibition on "The Office" and make the most of chilly weather at some of the coziest patios and outdoor dining spaces in Chicago (because winter will be here before you know it)!
No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get excited about in this no-nonsense Midwestern metropolis. The best things to do in Chicago run the gamut—from seriously fun to awesomely educational. Looking for culture? Spend a day exploring Chicago museums. Hungry? You've come to the right place. There are tons of amazing restaurants in Chicago that highlight the city's rich and diverse culinary landscape. (And plenty of uniquely Chicago bars that do the trick, too.) We've searched all across the city to assemble this list of the best things to do in Chicago. Follow it and never get bored here again.
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You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.