Navy Pier Restaurants: Riva Crab House

Here at Make It Better, we’re passionate about food. Whether we’re looking for the best international food markets in Chicago, discovering the tasty new eats at Wrigley Field, or learning more about foods that boost brain power, we’re always on the hunt for the best new restaurants, trends and recipes to share with you.

Here we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite articles that we hope will inspire you whether you’re planning a fun night out or want to try a new recipe at home. Find even more delicious picks and dinner ideas in our Dining section, and find out which restaurants our readers named their absolute favorites this year by checking out our Best of 2017: Dining winners.

Restaurants

13 Must-Eat Dishes at Top Chicago Restaurants

Here are some particularly tasty dishes (and a cocktail or two!) that we’ve enjoyed in the past few months, at restaurants you should definitely check out.

13 Must-Eat Dishes at Top Chicago Restaurants: Honey Butter Fried Chicken

16 of the Best Chicago Rooftop Bars and Restaurants

Get all you can out of the all-too-short Chicago summer experience by dining outside as often as the weather allows.

16 of the Best Chicago Rooftop Bars and Restaurants

4 Paleo-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

If you’ve been struggling to find a restaurant that will suit your needs for paleo-friendly meals, don’t stress. These community-minded restaurants in Chicago are happy to serve you.

4 Paleo-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago: Grange Hall Burger Bar

9 Navy Pier Restaurants You Need to Try

Navy Pier has food-to-go, food to enjoy in a casual atmosphere, and food that’s best appreciated in more refined surroundings. Here are nine of our favorites that are not to be missed.

Navy Pier Restaurants: Riva Crab House

Not Just Lunch: 11 Loop Restaurants to Try

In the past year or two, the downtown Loop food scene has exploded. If you haven’t been to some of these new hotspots, you’re missing out!

Broken English

Chicago To-Go Joints With a Pedigree

We’re seeing a movement trend in Chicago — offshoots of trendy spots that satisfy with the get ‘em in and get ‘em out ethos of fast food, but now with the added bonus of really tasty food made with top-quality ingredients.

Animale (Chicago)

Recipes

Make It Better Cover Recipe: Julie’s Sunday Morning Shakshuka

Shakshuka, a vegetable and egg stew, is all the rage right now. Try this version that was the star of our May/June magazine cover.

Make It Better Cover Recipe: Julie’s Sunday Morning Shakshuka

10 Deliciously Easy Avocado Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

The world-wide avocado craze isn’t new but also isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, so try these mouthwatering avocado recipes we’ve rounded up from some of our favorite food bloggers.

10 Inventive Avocado Recipes

Blue Plate Catering’s Good Old Kentucky Red Eye Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Fire up the grill and invite your friends over to try this boozy barbecue sauce, which is the perfect addition to grilled chicken.

Blue Plate Catering's Good Old Kentucky Red Eye Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Recipe: Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers With Greek Yogurt Feta Sauce

You’ll want to keep coming back to this healthy burger recipe all year long.

Recipe: Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers With Greek Yogurt Feta Sauce

Recipe: Grilled Artichokes From ‘The Next Julia Child’ Samin Nosrat

Samin Nosrat has been called “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters. Now, try your hand at making this recipe from her cookbook “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.”

Samin Nosrat's Grilled Artichokes Recipe

 

 

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