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From exotic ingredients to innovative techniques, Andrew Zimmern finds foodies in Chicago are pushing the limits. From a dish made with whale vomit, to soup that smells like a dead body, Chicago feeds his ...

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Chicago O'Hare Airport

Roughly 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, O'Hare Airport is a short distance from some of the best pizza, shops and sightseeing in all of Illinois.

10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666

 
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EL Ideas

EL Ideas is an experimental restaurant that offers a unique dining experience with imaginative new foods, including café au lait gelatin and caviar, and Japanese snapper perfumed with a broth made with ambergris.

2419 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60608

 
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Joong Boo Market

At Joong Boo Market visitors can find foods rarely seen outside of Korea. It’s also home to a seafood shop and a small café. Purchase a variety of foods, including raw Korean flatfish and soondae, a Korean blood sausage with rice.

3333 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

 
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Magnolia Studios

Roughly 5 blocks from Kathy Osterman Beach and Lake Shore Drive is Magnolia Studios, a different type of hotel that gets visitors away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago.

5705 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

 
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Next

At Next, chef Dave Beran uses ingredients to come up with unique dishes. The menu changes every 3 months. Try their salted, fried and dried ayu fish, or the duck served with a sauce made from black peppercorns, red wine and roasted duck jus.

953 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607‎

 
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Publican Quality Meats (PQM)

Visit Chicago's meatpacking district and check out Publican Quality Meats, a meat market and sandwich shop where they make charcuterie in the basement for the family of Chicago restaurants owned by Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia.

825 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

 
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Rare Tea Cellar

Rare Tea Cellar's rare tea blends inspire chefs to experiment with new and unusual ingredients. Some of the tea blends include finger limes from Australia, honey truffles from Hungary and truffle peelings from France .

3701 N Ravenswood Ave, Unit 101 Chicago, IL 60613

 
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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Located just blocks from Lake Shore Drive, the Sofitel hotel is our luxurious pick for where to stay in Chicago.

20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

 

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