Here in Chicago, as the days grow longer, the mercury rises, and human civilization begins to crawl out of hibernation, a sense of urgency begins to build. We feel compelled to take advantage of every precious jacket-free, sun-filled, summer moment. To that point, it is our belief that in the summertime, no meal should be eaten inside. With hundreds of outdoor patios, roof-decks, and courtyards to choose from, whats keeping you in? Perhaps you just don’t know where these hidden gems are, and thats a fair excuse, but we want to change that for you. Today, we are reviewing 5 of our favorite outdoor spaces in the Windy City that are perfect for grabbing some grub while catching some rays.
BIG STAR – Wicker Park
SOHO HOUSE ROOF DECK – Fulton Market/West Loop
THE DAWSON – River West
SUMMER HOUSE SANTA MONICA – Lincoln Park
CINDY’S AT THE CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – The Loop