Marnie ShureChicago Editor
Marnie grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to college in an Illinois cornfield, so ardently defending the Midwest (and its many culinary delights) is something of a personal mission. She loves comedy and forming strong opinions about candy, and would be more than happy to engage you in a polite, respectful debate about either one anytime.
The Whistler is a bar and music venue in Logan Square with quality cocktails and a cute back patio.
Beck’s is a Kansas City sports bar and grill in Lincoln Park that has a great menu of beers, burgers, and bar food.
Roebuck is a modern restaurant and cocktail bar in Lakeview serving wood fired pizzas.
Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen is a restaurant serving traditional Nepali and Indian dishes in Lincoln Square.
Aroy Thai is a quiet, casual BYOB in Ravenswood with a long menu of Thai staples.
Pick Me Up Cafe is an all-day cafe in Lakeview that has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and is open late.
The Grafton is a typical Irish pub in Lincoln Square with live events and average food.
Francois Frankie is an all-day French restaurant in the Loop with a rotating carousel bar.
Fabcakes is an all-day cafe in River North with specialty pastries and sandwiches.
Roanoke is a large restaurant in the Loop with a "pre-theater" dinner menu.
Golden House is an old-school pancake house in Uptown that's open all day.