Renegade Craft Fair

Chicago
Field Guide

Eat

Cellar Door Provisions

Cafe by day and bistro by night, Cellar Door’s 20-seat space serves a rotating, seasonal menu with a focus on local produce. Order the quiche in the morning – it’s perfect – and BYOB at night.

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Parachute

A recent James Beard award winner, Parachute is the place to find Korean-American fare in Chicago – maybe the country. Dishes are experimental and dynamic and incredibly tasty.

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Lula Cafe’s farm-to-table brunch offers seasonal fare cooked with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients alongside friendly service and an inviting atmosphere.

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Lula Cafe

Mix an all-day café with two bars, add Tex Mex cuisine and get Lonesome Rose: a breath of fresh air in the Logan Square food scene.

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Lonesome Rose

Pulled pork and beef brisket are slow smoked over a wood-burning fire at Honky Tonk BBQ, a rustic and authentic southern eatery in the Pilsen neighborhood.

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Honky Tonk BBQ

Tucked in the former Meatpacking District, Bad Hunter is a celebration of the city’s culinary and farming history, showcasing everything but the meat.

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Bad Hunter

Drink

Diversey Wine

The natural wine craze has arrived in Chicago at Logan Square’s Diversey Wine and we’re here for it. Grab a bottle of organically-farmed, naturally-fermented, additive-free wine for your next dinner party – we promise everyone will thank you.

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Lost Lake

Rattan chairs, a thatched-roof bar, and banana leaf wallpaper set the tone for the eponymous ‘Lost Lake’ cocktail, made with Aged Jamaican Rum, Passionfruit, Lime, Pineapple, Maraschino, and Campari.

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A warm atmosphere with an extensive craft beer list, the laid-back lounge has been the Saturday stage for many soon-to-be famous acts.

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The Hideout

Featured on the 2018 Michelin Guide, Haisous is a Pilsen gem offering perfected Vietnamese dishes alongside classic and signature cocktails.

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Haisous

Take a seat at Bar Biscay’s modern West Town bar (or sunny Spring patio), offering Spanish tapas and inventive cocktails.

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Bar Biscay

Punch House serves up contemporary and classic punches in communal bowls and generous carafes.

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Punch House

Snack

Pretty Cool Ice Cream

Ice cream novelties from the mind of a pastry chef. Need we say more?

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Dos

Savor a Yucatecan-inspired dessert (think infused banana leaves and sweet corn) and stay for drinks at Dos’ inviting bar.

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Serving house beans roasted in Germany, Metric Coffee brews one of our favorite cups of coffee in town.

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Metric Coffee

Baked fresh daily, Doughnut Vault serves old-fashioned classics like buttermilk and lemon-poppy seed, as well as daily specials.

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Doughnut Vault

70’s vibes greet you at Humboldt Park’s C.C. Ferns, the best place to get work done, or finish an entire book one sitting. The cozy outpost offers boozy brews alongside cortados and cappuccinos.

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C.C. Ferns

Specializing in beans sourced sustainably and globally, Ipsento is a must-try for the coffeephile.

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Ipsento

Shop

Asrai Garden

Located on the ground floor of the Ace Hotel in the West Loop, Asrai Garden features local maker products framed by eclectic flowers and bouquets. In short, if we could live here, we would.

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Tusk

Having as much in common with an art gallery as a vintage store, shop owner Mary Eleanor Wallace curated her online emporium before the brick and mortar that now inhabits Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. At Tusk, dreamy and minimalist white walls are painted with chic vintage and local picks. Offering customers an array of choice pieces alongside prints and accessories, Tusk is making a stand for Chicago’s fashion scene.

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Sister store to Penelope’s, find all your favorite brands – from Ace & Jig to Paloma Wool – in a thoughtfully curated space.

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Gemini

Serving Chicago since 1989, Reckless Records is your best bet for snagging that impossible-to-find rarity.

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Reckless Records

Humboldt House pairs an affinity for art, design, and vintage finds with a passion for creating community through comfortable, aesthetic spaces.

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Humboldt House

Over 80,000 books frame live poetry readings, book signings, and music nights at the classic Myopic, located in Wicker Park.

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Myopic

Do

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Established in 1967, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues, priding itself on championing the provocative side of art and culture. The MCA’s permanent collection, which pieces appear regularly in rotating exhibitions, includes more than 2,500 artworks that span media and movements from the 1920s to the present. Exhibitions feature art spanning every possible media: from sculpture to performance and everything in between.

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Yes, the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour is both nerdy and touristy. We promise its fun for the same reasons.

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Chicago Architectural Boat Tour

Not just a music theatre, but a music palace, the Movie Box Theatre lures cinephiles with independent, foreign, cult and classic film screenings.

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Music Box Theatre

The glass-paned greenhouse houses plants year round from ferns to palms alongside botanical-themed environments and showrooms.

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Garfield Park Conservatory

We love a good Planetarium, and Adler is one of the country’s finest.

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Adler Planetarium