Word of Mouth: Katie Hammel's Best of Chicago

Staff Writer
Travel blog BootsnAll's Katie Hammel gives us her top spots in Chicago

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Katie Hammel writes BootsnAll’s Chicago travel guide — the guide to cheap flights, where to stay, and the best food and drink in Chicago. Here are her picks for where to eat in the Windy City. 

Brunch: Angelina Ristorante

Fancy: Alinea

Best Value: Bonsoiree

Bar Scene/Drinks: Violet Hour

Business Lunch: State and Lake

Burger: DMK Burger Bar

Pizza: Great Lake

Sandwich: Hannah's Bretzel

Food Truck: Gaztro Wagon

Hidden Gem: Home Bistro

Mexican/Latin American: Café 28

Japanese: Toro Sushi

Spanish/Tapas: Café BaBaReeba!

Thai/Southeast Asian: Tac Quick

Wine List: Bin 36

Chinese: Sun Wah

Seafood: Fish Bar

Steak: Tango Sur

Italian: Terragusto

Barbecue: Smoque

Desserts: Hot Chocolate

Indian: Radhuni Indian Kitchen

Vegetarian: Chicago Diner

Wild Card: Longman and Eagle