April 8, 2014 |
> > Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood . Green Street Smoked Meats 112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431 Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a friend to order pitchers at the bar while you order food at the counter; whoever gets done first can stake out one of 100 seats at the wood communal tables outside. ETA: Open now, weather permitting We're picturing: Splitting pitchers of beer and downing pulled pork with friends Rosie's West Town Deli ...
November 8, 2013 |
Since opening Lincoln Park pizzeria Homeslice earlier this year, owners Josh Iachelli and Clay Hamilton have introduced brunch service -- complete with Rumchata cereal and a pizza slice-garnished bloody mary -- and built out a spacious backyard patio. Their latest project is tricking out a 1969 Airstream trailer with lounge seating for 20. "It is heated, cozy and will be open through the winter," Iachelli said. It should be ready to make its debut on the patio by the weekend of Nov. 15. Want more?
July 12, 2013 |
You've heard of BYOB. What about BYOD? Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago. The city previously required a separate license for a restaurant to declare its outdoor seating area dog-friendly, but that now is folded into the retail food license. “Restaurants may establish a dog-friendly area in their outdoor space by simply providing a statement in their business activity description that they wish to establish such an area,” said...
April 23, 2013 |
Last week, you read up on 50 new patios, rooftops and sidewalk cafes debuting this season in our 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview . To help pass the time until the warm weather sets in, here's the lowdown on seven existing outdoor spaces undergoing revamps. Sepia 123 N. Jefferson St. 312-441-1920 In honor of its sixth anniversary in July, this West Loop restaurant is freshening up its dining room with new artwork and refreshed furniture, so it only made sense to follow suit with a revamp of its outdoor space as well, said owner Emmanuel Nony.
April 23, 2013 |
It's that time of year again, when we strip down to as little clothing as we can stand, and eat and drink outside as frequently as humanly possible. Patio season is upon us! It seems like every other restaurant is offering some kind of outdoor seating, and I could not be more OK with this. The only thing better than unlimited mimosas is unlimited mimosas outside because duh. That said, here are some tips from a restaurant veteran to get you through patio season. Most patios are smoke-free.