Food & Drink in Gage Park

50% Off Juice Cleanses from Lupito's Juice Bar

Lupito's Juice Bar

Pilsen

$179 $89

(6)

Combination of super green and super red juices help bolster immune systems and oust toxins

40% Off New American and International Cuisine at Oliver's Cafe

Oliver's Cafe

Chicago

$50 $30

(45)

Veteran chef of both Palmer House and the Waldorf Astoria cooks up eclectic new American cuisine such as cinnamon-braised beef tenderloin

47% Off Italian Fare at Gio's Cafe and Deli

Gio's Cafe and Deli

Bridgeport

$30 $16

(130)

BYOB café & deli serves traditional Italian & Sicilian dishes, allowing diners to personalize their entrees by adding select ingredients

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

(10)

Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

47% Off East Asian Cuisine at Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Evergreen Park

$30 $16

(89)

Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

47% Off Italian Food at Franco's Ristorante

Franco's Ristorante

Armour Square

$30 $16

(35)

In a dining room that resembles an Italian villa, guests feast on bruschetta, roasted pork chops, and Atlantic salmon with garlic polenta

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

(95)

Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

50% Off at Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles

Bronzeville

$15 $8

(289)

14 combinations of chicken and waffles and other soul-food selections, served in an elegantly styled dining room or at catered events

Up to 47% Off Vegan Food at Original Soul Vegetarian

Original Soul Vegetarian

Chatham

$20 $11

(221)

Barbecue classics, from "steak" to "burgers," made with 100% plant-based ingredients free of wheat, rice, and sugar

50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at L26 Restaurant

L26 Restaurant

The South Loop

$40 $20

(14)

Signature modern American entrées and small plates served in an elegant, upscale setting

Up to 54% Off Brazilian Food or Catering at Sinhá

Sinhá

Near West Side

$60 $34

Native Brazilian owner offers brunch, lunch, and catering

Up to 25% Off La Taberna Tapas

La Taberna Tapas

University Village - Little Italy

$20 $15

Spanish-inspired tapas in many signature dishes, paired with beer & more than 40 wines from around the world

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at SIP Appetizer Bar

SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

$30 $16

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Up to 45% Off at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

$43.80 $25

Fourth-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens, baked whitefish, and brisket in a cafeteria setting

Up to 54% Off Eastern European Meal at Klas Restaurant

Klas Restaurant

Cicero

$40 $20

(38)

Bohemian platter features choice of Eastern European meat dishes; soups, salads, sides, beers, and desserts complement entrees

50% Off Burgers and Bar Food at Polk Street Pub

Polk Street Pub

South Loop

$30 $15

Casual bar food includes famous burgers, wings, egg rolls, cheesy garlic sandwiches, and daily specials

The Parthenon – 51% Off Five-Course Greek Meal

The Parthenon

Greektown

$94.60 $46

(292)

Celebrate The Parthenon's 46th birthday with classics such as flaming saganaki, house-roasted gyros, and vegetable moussaka

Up to 47% Off Italian Cuisine at La Luce

La Luce

West Town

$151.40 $85

(193)

Celebrating 22 years in Chicago's West Loop, La Luce serves farfalle with portobello mushrooms and chicken parmesan with imported cheese

47% from The Salsa Truck

The Salsa Truck

West Loop

$1,500 $799

(14)

BYOB salsa-making class features hands-on cooking demos and a taco feast

Up to 50% Off Catering or Deli Food at Bergstein's NY Deli

Bergstein's NY Deli

Hyde Park

$10 $5

(11)

Chef Rachel Davis dishes up deli favorites, including corned-beef and pastrami sandwiches, soups, and smoked fish straight from Brooklyn

Up to 55% Off Dinner for Two at Waffles

Waffles

South Loop

$46.80 $21

Savory waffles cooked in French-style waffle iron and topped with inventive ingredients such as chicken mole or parmesan tilapia

Gioco – 67% Off Italian Cooking Demo & Lunch with Chef Gaetano

Gioco

South Loop

$300 $99

Hands-on Italian cooking demo with Chef Gaetano, followed by lunch with wine

$4 for Mexican-American Cuisine at Ramirez Fast Cuisine

Ramirez Fast Food

West Humboldt Park

$8 $4

(10)

Chicago-style hot dogs, high-stacked triple burgers, amply stuffed chicken burritos, and juicy skirt-steak sandwiches

Up to 48% Off at Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Hyde Park

$10 $5.20

(11)

Mediterranean food including pitas roasted in a brick oven, broiled steak, and tomato couscous

27% Off Mediterranean Tapas at Nia Restaurant

Nia Mediterranean Restaurant

West Town

$66 $48

Hot and cold tapas such as citrus ceviche, housemade sausage, bacon-wrapped dates, and grilled calamari

50% Off at EJ Sushi

EJ Sushi

Chicago

$50 $25

(12)

Rolls include the Green Turtle, made with salmon and mango, and the Fire Cracker, made with homemade spicy crunch mix and spicy tuna; BYOB

Half Off Italian Food at Tutto Italiano Ristorante

Tutto Italiano Ristorante

The Loop

$20 $10

Chefs dish out Italian staples such as chicken marsala and three-cheese ravioli within wood-accented dining room made of converted train car

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Mart Anthony's

Mart Anthony's Italian Restaurant

Near West Side, West Loop

$70 $35

Neighborhood Italian eatery has a menu based on four generations of family recipes

Up to 45% Off at Burger Joint

Burger Joint

Chicago

$20 $12

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Half-pound burgers piled high with toppings such as gyro, bacon, chili, and avocado

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Mrs. Fields

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

36% Off Chef's Tasting Menu for Two with Wine at Two

Two

West Town

$138 $89

(249)

Restaurant's ever-changing menu of midwestern cuisine includes butcher-themed dishes alongside fresh seafood and house-made pasta

51% Off at Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club

Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club

The Loop

$57 $28

(65)

Flights of three sparkling, white, or red wines bring forth the nutty-sweet flavors of imported cheese and smoky hints in charcuterie noshes

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

50% Off at Nesh Mediterranean Grill

Nesh Mediterranean Grill

Nesh!

$12 $6

House-baked pita and flatbreads wrapped around marinated meats and served alongside hearty vegetarian food

Up to 60% Off Appetizers and Drinks at Brando's Speakeasy

Brando's Speakeasy

The Loop

$36 $15

Ten varieties of martini match with classic cocktails, cheese plates, and karaoke all night long

48% Off Lithuanian Food at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Grand Duke's Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

(89)

Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

Half Off Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches and Coffee

Wâfel

Chicago

$10 $5

(25)

Waffle sandwiches crafted with breakfast and lunch ingredients such as eggs, Nutella, or fried chicken to create utensil-free treats

45% Off Organic & Wild Harvest Herbs, Teas, Oils, and Spices

B'Gabs Goodies

Hyde Park

$20 $11

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Stock up on organic and wildcrafted pantry essentials such as flavorful herbs, eclectic spices, teas, packs of incense, and essential oils

Up to 49% Off Jefferson Tap & Grille

Jefferson Tap & Grille

West Loop

$43.48 $22

Taps flow with beers from across the pond, as the kitchen stays open late night to fill bellies with thin-crust pizzas and burgers

Sandwich Combo at Roly Poly

Roly Poly

The Loop

$10.10 $5.75

Fresh veggies and other healthy ingredients fill large selection of sandwiches and can be enjoyed with a side of potato salad or chips

40% Off Sub Sandwiches at Tonini's Italian Market

Tonini's Italian Market

Berwyn

$10 $6

Sub sandwiches assembled from Italian deli meats such as salami, capicolla, and prosciutto

Half Off Beer Flights and Bar Snacks at Paramount Room

Paramount Room

Central Chicago

$32 $16

(413)

Rotating list of craft beers and Belgian ales pairs with gourmet nosh like tempura green beans or pork belly sticks with maple mustard sauce

Up to 50% Off Pub Cuisine and Drinks at Stocks & Blondes

Stocks & Blondes

The Loop

$20 $11

(128)

24 micro drafts on tap plus homemade 1/2 lb steak and hot wings with several unique sauces.

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

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This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Tequila at Blue Agave

Blue Agave

Multiple Locations

$40 $23

(406)

Traditional Mexican fare including burritos and jalapeño chicken skewers, along with 200 varieties of tequila

La Bamba – Up to 47% Off Mexican Combo Meals

La Bamba

Multiple Locations

$8.47 $5

(87)

Combo meals with drinks, sides, and your choice of a mini burrito, quesadilla, tacos, or taco salad topped with beef or barbecue chicken

50% Off a Rare Earth Show at Porky's Rib Fest

Porky's Rib Fest

Toyota Park

$80 $40

See blues-rock band Rare Earth at this rib fest at Toyota Park, which includes American and Australian barbecue vendors and carnival rides

Half Off Pub Grub and Drinks at Cardozo’s Pub

Cardozo’s Pub

The Loop

$20 $10

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Full bar located in Financial District also dishes up BLTs, paninis, steak, and pasta

Up to 41% Off at Mega Beer Fest

Mega Beer Fest

Toyota Park

$100 $59

Choose 10 beer samples from more that 75 different brews and pair them with saucy barbecue from Porky's Rib Fest

Up to 43% Off at Beef N' Brandy Restaurant and Lounge

Beef N' Brandy Restaurant and Lounge

The Loop

$20 $12

(94)

Classic breakfasts such as corned-beef hash and blueberry pancakes; dinner entrees include Angus burgers and liver and onions

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Via Carducci

Via Carducci and Via Carducci La Sorella

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(349)

Drawing inspiration from Southern Italy, chefs bake sauceless pizzas, pour vodka sauce over salmon pasta, and slice thin veal medallions

48% Off Ramen and Japanese Cuisine at Ajida

Ajida

The Loop

$25 $13

(22)

Fresh noodles made in house daily by head chef; skewered, grilled meats such as chicken with wasabi mayo and thinly sliced beef

45% Off Coffee and Italian Food at Ge Pa De Caffe

Ge Pa De Caffe

The Loop

$10 $5.50

(14)

Espresso and lattes match with prosciutto-stuffed paninis, greek salads, pastries, and breakfast egg dishes

Up to 60% Off Healthy Delivered Meals

Jazzy Bonez

Redeem from Home

$1,049.79 $499

High-fiber meal plans delivered to your doorstep range from 1,300–1,500 calories daily and are low in sugar, sodium, and fat

Up to 52% Off Bewery Tour from Brews Cruise Chicago

Brews Cruise Chicago

On Location

$110 $55

A half-day tour takes you to working breweries where you'll sample beverages and learn what makes some of your favorite beers so good

60% Off 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

44% Off Catering Services

Meals In A Flash

Redeem from Home

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

76% Off Wine Tasting from Wines for Humanity

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Professional wine adviser teaches guests to discern distinctive notes in seven exclusive vintages and pair them with appropriate dishes

50% Off Catering for Up to 10 or 20

Shugapleez Catering Boutique & Gourmet Truffles

On Location

$250 $125

Easily feed a crowd with delectable bites of balsamic-tomato skewers, spicy-turkey meatballs, and decadent gourmet truffles

Up to 51% Off Online Grocery Delivery

Artizone

Online Deal

$50 $25

(11)

Online grocers work with local artisans to deliver fresh meats, produce, cheeses, and baked goods right to your door

Up to 56% Off from Gobble Doggs, LLC

Gobble Doggs, LLC

On Location

$100 $49

Kids' birthday parties include juicy turkey hot dogs plus chips, juice boxes, and birthday cupcakes

Up to 50% Off at A Taste of Chicago Food Truck

A Taste of Chicago

On Location

$14 $7

Food truck serves up classic Chicago foods such as cuban sandwiches, chicken and waffles, and Southside soul food platters

20% Off Japanese and Thai Cuisine at Kin Sushi

Kin Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $32

Inventive sushi rolls, classic Thai dishes, stylish decor, and BYOB at the edge of Wicker Park

30% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Thalia Spice

Thalia Spice

River West

$50 $35

Funky bistro takes diners on a tour of Asia with dishes originating in India, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, Japan, and Thailand

Up to 50% Off American Pub Food at Nikos Bar & Grill

Nikos Bar & Grill

Bridgeview

$20 $11

New york strip steak, Greek-style chicken, and grilled salmon; full bar and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.

The Bedford – Up to 39% Off Dinner for Two

The Bedford

The Bedford

$97 $59

(414)

Shareable twists on classic American cuisine served in the glittering interior of a repurposed 1920s bank vault

Up to 50% Off Healthy Café Food at Seedays

Seedays

Chicago

$9 $5

Organic omelets, grilled-veggie kebabs, salmon burgers, crepes stuffed with chocolate and Nutella and other healthy, yet tasty, foods

$10 for Bar Food and Drinks at The Shamrock Club

The Shamrock Club

Near North Side

$20 $10

(55)

Neighborhood bar provides chicken strips, steak sandwiches, and onion rings while patrons watch sports and shoot pool

Up to 50% Off Brunch at John Barleycorn

John Barleycorn

River North

$44 $25

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On a patio, mimosas and bloody marys wash down eggs benedict, pancakes, and the other foods that you legally must eat every weekend

Up to 51% Off Games and Spirits at Emporium Arcade Bar

Emporium Arcade Bar

Wicker Park

$20 $10

(152)

More than 40 classic arcade games such as Mortal Kombat and Paper Boy complemented by craft brews and spirits, including 50+ whiskeys

Up to 55% Off Bistro Cuisine at The Backstage Bistro

The Backstage Bistro

The Loop

$44 $22

(31)

Culinary-student-run eatery serves themed international dishes, such as ceviche, roast chicken with mole, and new york strip steak

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

Nori

Wicker Park

$45 $22

(281)

Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

Up to 46% Off Regional American Cuisine at Epic

Epic

River North

$40 $22

(452)

Regional American cuisine, such as handmade almond orecchiette with goat cheeese and hanger steak with bacon hash and chili chimichurri

Half Off at Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Logan Square

$40 $20

(55)

BYOB eatery serves maki, sushi, sashimi and cooked entrées that cull inspiration from all corners of Asia

Riddles Comedy Club – Up to 75% Off Standup

Riddles Comedy Club

Alsip

$75 $19

(10)

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Damon Williams and Meechie Hall

BIN 36 – Up to 44% Off Prix Fixe Dinner

BIN 36

Near North Side

$106.50 $60

(518)

Start your meal with a summer prosecco cooler before moving on to a cheese flight, an upscale American entree, and an indulgent dessert

Cyrano's – Up to 44% Off Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 or 4 People

Cyrano's Farm Kitchen

Near North Side

$142 $79

(45)

Designed by an acclaimed French chef, five-course meal includes feuillette, roasted-celery vichyssoise, choice of duck or tuna, and dessert

IHOP – 50% Off Breakfast and Diner Food

IHOP

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

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Pastoral services take place daily at the nonprofit Café El Meson, which provides literature and camaraderie in order to bridge the gap between Christian religious practice and daily life. Beyond a nook containing the sandwich counter and the espresso machine, wood tables spread out under an A-frame ceiling, and armchairs cozy up to a fireplace. Visitors sup on the El Meson sandwich, a ham, turkey, and pepper-jack shindig held on a focaccia-bread dance floor, and they imbibe blended drinks flavored with mango, peach, and other fruit flavors. Musical instruments displayed near the entrance evince a commitment to creative collaboration, and a gurgling fountain on the patio reveals what regular speech therapy can do for a puddle.

4631 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Carnitas Don Rafa's owner Rafael Vega transforms the knowledge he inherited from his father, a butcher turned restaurateur, into a menu of homestyle Mexican fare. Staffers lovingly stuff tortillas and tortas with a variety of proteins, including carne asada, milanesa, or the house specialty, the eponymous carnitas, made from a family recipe. A parking lot next door keeps faithful chariots and dune buggies safe as patrons pick up their doggie bags.

4619 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Maddanthony's Bar & Grill sports a newly renovated 6,000 square feet of lounging space with plasma televisions. Waiters pile plates with food from sister restaurant LaCoco's Pizza & Pasta next door and pour suds until 4 a.m. Sunday–Friday, 5 a.m. on Saturdays, and forever during a time warp. Karaoke enthusiasts belt tunes on Tuesday nights and guests with dance fever hustle onto the dance-floor Wednesday–Saturday nights with a live DJ spinning the most current tunes. The bar maintains a young, energetic vibe with abundant events and eats, hosting nights centered around UFC matchups, boxing tournaments, and high-octane city-council meetings.

3350 W 47th St
Chicago,
IL
US

For more than 26 years, the LaCoco family has piled crusts with fresh toppings and served house-made italian ice and sandwiches. Beginning with thin, pan, or deep-dish crusts and 19 toppings, LaCoco's pie tossers craft all manner of regional pizza styles, including gourmet specialty pizzas that bury nontraditional toppings in melted cheese, such as the BLT or buffalo-chicken pizza. LaCoco's recently-added large dining room better hosts larger parties and standard-issue pizza launchers. For off-site occasions, the restaurant proffers a catering menu of hearty Italian entrees.

3350 W 47th St
Chicago,
IL
US

It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained.

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2221 West 43rd Street
Chicago,
IL
US

As they struggled to make ends meet by peddling fruits and vegetables from a truck, Mr. and Mrs. Ricobene never dreamed that their family’s name would one day be renowned throughout the South Side of Chicago. The couple first opened their own food stand in 1946, where they doled out sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas inspired by their Italian homeland. With the aid of their sons, they soon perfected their signature dish—the breaded steak sandwich, a meal that would one day be lauded by reporters from Chicago magazine as one of the best in the city. 

Today, Ricobene’s has expanded to multiple restaurant locations across Chicagoland, and chefs continue to whip up steak sandwiches in accordance with the original Ricobene family recipe. They fold ultrathin steaks into crusty Italian rolls before showering sandwiches in peppers, cheese, and meaty marinara sauce. The chefs draw culinary inspiration from both Italy and Chicago, seasoning wieners in celery salt and topping deep-dish pizzas with mozzarella. Meanwhile, out in the casual dining rooms, guests perch at wooden tables and admire the photographs of old Chicago that speckle the walls.

5160 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

Gage Park Scene