GUIDE: Chicago

Fast (But Awesome) Casual



    2807 N. Sheffield Ave.

    Lincoln Park


    "The name derives from “busy,” and the menu at this Lake View quick-serve spot sounds like it keeps the cooks busy."Chicago Mag READ REVIEW



    714 N. Wells St.

    River North

    Cuisine: Bakery


    New River North bakery Fabcakes is named for owner Fabiola Tyrawa, but that "fab" could just as easily describe the fresh goat cheese and fig turnovers or dark chocolate cherry mascarpone tarts. READ REVIEW


    Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula

    108 E. Superior St.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: French


    A quaint European café stolen from the streets of Paris is where everybody wants to spend Valentine’s Day—or any romantic evening, for that matter. READ REVIEW


    Takito Kitchen

    2013 West Division St.

    Wicker Park

    Cuisine: Mexican


    This new Mexican spot in Wicker Park focuses on tacos and shared plates made with only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, for creative dishes that boast exceptional flavor. READ REVIEW