The Ultimate Summertime Chi Dining Guide
All this month, we’ve been bringing you our Summer Entertainment guide to help you tackle Summertime Chi with a plan. And when it comes to navigating the plethora of outdoor dining options in the city, you’re going to need one. For our final installment in the guide, we talked with Dario Durham, who co-hosts the “77 Flavors of Chicago” podcast. He gives host Jacoby Cochran the ultimate guide to breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside and a couple indoor spots that just feel like summer. Plus, Dario has some tips for how to prioritize your summer culinary adventures.
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Restaurants to check out this summer:
Homeslice Pizza and Patio (Lincoln Park)
S&G Restaurant (Lakeview)
Peaches Restaurant (Bronzeville)
Chicago Home of Chicken and Waffles (Bronzeville)
Cleo’s Southern Cuisine (Bronzeville)
Richard’s Super Premium Ice Cream (Pullman)
Mario’s Italian Lemonade (Little Italy)
Navy Pier Night Market (Navy Pier)
Burger Fest (Roscoe Village): 7/7-7/9
Tacos y Tamales (Pilsen): 7/21-7/23
Eeeeeats Con (Salt Shed): 8/19-8/20
Recess (West Town)
90 Mile Cuban Cafe (Logan Square)
Archie’s Cafe (Rogers Park)
Bronzeville Winery (Bronzeville)
Kingston Mines (Lincoln Park)
Parson’s Chicken & Fish (Multiple Locations)
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