Eateries in the market
James Beard Award winner Abe Conlon's cooking career began when he was just 15 years old—around the same time the rest of us were just eating what we could microwave. After years of working under the world's top culinary leaders, he and Adrienne Lo opened Fat Rice in Logan Square in 2012, transporting Chicagoans to Macau, China. Here, as a tribute to Time Out Market's origins in Lisbon, Conlon creates rustic, hearty dishes inspired by his travels to the Portuguese mainland. Whatever you do, don't leave without a pair of custardy pasteis de nata (egg tarts).
There are few things on this planet that are more satisfying than pristine raw fish. We’re talking about the kind of stuff that practically melts on your tongue and tastes like fresh, open waters. At Ty Fujimura’s sushi palace in West Town, the menu revolves around that level of quality. The seafood here is wrapped in warm, toothsome rice and crunchy, toasted nori—creating the perfect mélange of texture and temperature. For Time Out Market, Fujimura pored over Arami’s past and present menus to create an all-star lineup of fish-filled rolls to cure all your sushi cravings.
The Art of Pizza
What makes Art Shabez's slices stand out in a bona fide pizza town like Chicago? Sure, the gooey mozzarella, fennel-flecked Italian sausage and market-fresh veggies are all stellar, but the real star of the show is the fan-favorite red sauce, which bursts with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh oregano and basil, and a faint hint of red pepper. Luckily for us, the stuff is slathered all over every pie. The Art of Pizza has elevated itself to the status of an institution, making it an essential for anyone who claims to be a pizza aficionado or for anyone who loves pizza, which is everyone.
Band of Bohemia
Armed with the admirable mission to upgrade classic brewpub grub, Alinea vets Michael Carroll and Craig Sindelar turned heads when they left the fine-dining powerhouse to open Band of Bohemia, in Ravenswood, in 2015. With their all-star team, the duo serves up mind-blowing beers and flavor-packed dishes, like the signature eggplant naan with creamy Old Bay aioli and punchy sport peppers. But perhaps we’ve buried the lead: Band of Bohemia was the world’s first brewpub to earn a Michelin star, which it has retained since 2016.
What’s happening at Time Out Market Chicago
Events at Time Out Market Chicago
Assemble your smartest friends and put your brain to work at Trivia@Tony's, hosted at Time Out Market's third-floor rootop bar. Participants will be treated to six rounds of themed questions, and everyone on the winning team will snag a complimentary ticket to the Laugh Factory in Lakeview, courtesy of Brain Sportz Trivia. Can’t make it? Don’t worry—we’ll host Trivia@Tony’s regularly on Thursday nights, so look out for our next event.
Merit's Musical Storytime
Join Merit School of Music at Time Out Market Chicago for a special live musical storytime. Performing artists will combine music, movement and early literacy skills to explore the new year. We look forward to meeting your little ones and sparking the joy of books through music!
Storytime with Drag Queens
Switch up your Sunday routine and introduce the whole family to Muffy Fishbasket 'n Palz, the nationally recognized Chicago chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour, which promotes an early understanding of gender fluidity through glamorous, positive role queer models. After storytime, hit the first floor of the Market for lunch—kids will dig the offerings at Art of Pizza and Duck Inn Dogs!