Big City Chicken

Big City Chicken, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier, serves up fried chicken worth fighting through crowds to get to. (Just to clarify, for my Polish relatives in Detroit, that’s Big-City Chicken, not Big City-Chicken. I know … sigh.)

Chicago Restaurant Week

During Restaurant Week, Chicago eateries such as the elegant Blackbird, the storied Paramount Room, the everyman’s Public House, and the spicy Salpicon present special, prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, featuring everything from duck confit to fish tacos, from mussels to steak tartare.

Star Lounge

Bearded aliens are barista-ing a Chicago café! It’s every speciesist’s worst nightmare! Details at 11. (In the meantime, stay away from Humboldt Park and stay far away from Star Lounge! They’re putting dark matter into their coffee!)