Chicago's Cutting Edge Travel Guide

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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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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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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