While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.
Evaluating the world's best hotels is great, but it's just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.
Our traveling editors make it a priority to maintain their anonymity, but it's not always easy -- especially if your dinner companion doesn't exactly cooperate.
The Chicago Magic Lounge, a launderette turned stylish cocktail bar and theater, is a worthy stop in the Andersonville neighborhood.
City regulations have mostly prohibited food trucks in Chicago. The city has responded by opening numerous indoor food halls. Here are three new ones downtown.
Chicago currently has more breweries than any other city in the U.S., with some 167 in the metro area. Here are six near Ravenswood Avenue that are excellent.
On a recent trip to Chicago, our editor hoped to find a hideaway that we could recommend. Here is video of the hotel he recommends there: the Sophy Hyde Park.
This daylong itinerary in Chicago's Hyde Park is a fun alternative to downtown, with recommendations of important South Side attractions.
On this visit to Hyde Park, on Chicago's South Side, we skipped over the Museum of Science and Industry and visited three lesser-known gems.
Chicago has long lacked a luxurious hideaway hotel. But a number of boutique properties have opened since our last stay, so we returned with high hopes.
A few excellent restaurants in Chicago may have closed, but the vacuum is quickly being filled. Here are 8 new additions to the Windy City dining scene.
Determined to find a hideaway in Chicago, our editor booked a trip there. After a few stays in various hotels, only one made the grade: the Sophy Hyde Park.
“The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” certainly whetted our appetites for a return trip to Greece.
Discover Andrew Harper's restaurants of the year, ranging from favorite informal restaurant in the United States to the best hotel restaurant in the world.
Chicago, a great city on the water, is known for its sky-scraping architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, midwestern hospitality and formidable winters.
Enjoy this travel guide to Chicago with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing city.
With six awards from the James Beard Foundation, including National Chef of the Year, Best American Chef: Midwest and Humanitarian of the Year, Rick Bayless – with over 30 years of culinary experience – remains a culinary force to be reckoned with.
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Harper has recently been invited to join the "Pen Club," created by Peninsula Hotels to recognize and reward loyal industry partners.
I have always associated real estate magnate Donald Trump with glitz, but a recent stay at Chicago’s 339-room Trump International Hotel belied this preconception. Housed within a 92-floor tower, the new property proved to be a gilt-free exercise in contemporary good taste.
The shopping mecca of Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago and the uber-crowded Taste of Chicago festival are some of the more well-known attractions the city offers.
I’ve always loved Chicago for its inspiring cityscapes, vibrant streets, rich cultural life, superb restaurants and the small-town friendliness of its people. A recent trip served to reconfirm every positive opinion. In addition, we discovered two new and unexpectedly impressive hotels.
A top priority of my recent stay was to visit The Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago . While the purpose of the 264,000-square-foot building is to provide a home for more than 1,000 works of art, it stands as a work of art on its own.
Hailed by many as the best restaurant in America, Michelin three-star Alinea is certainly among the most interesting. Chef Grant Achatz confounds all expectations of what fine dining should be with a 19-course meal that pushes boundaries.