Collected by erin a cummings
51 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Chicago’s beloved South Side hat shop, Optimo, recently opened a downtown location in the historic Monadnock building. A favorite of Johnny Depp and former Mayor Richard Daley, the new shop sells handmade felt fedoras and porkpies that appear to...
2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Located in Logan Square, and featuring one of the more eclectic wine lists I've seen in a while, Telegraph Wine Bar is the perfect place to swing by for a leisurely bite to eat and drink. The antique fixtures and lights provide a bit of a...
954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Rootstock crafts great drinks and bites with laid-back style and without pretension. Chef Duncan Biddulph pays attention to the details—he focuses on incorporating locally farmed produce whenever possible and produces their wine and beer in...
736 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
If you want a quiet chill place for a cup of tea, a sandwich and a book, Bourgeois Pig is your place. Big wood tables, jazz music playing and the largest loose leaf tea selection in Chicago makes this the ideal afternoon destination. The Bourgeois...
2139 S China Pl, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
If you want to get bubble tea in Chicago’s Chinatown, go to Joy Yee’s. As you can see, the menu is gigantic and colorful and has so many options you could deliberate for hours. The bubble tea comes with green tea or black tea, lychee jelly, grass...
131 N Clinton St unit 22, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
Even tea looks elegant when served in a martini glass! This Bello Tea special is one of several SpecialTeas that include a nonalcoholic capirinha and sangria and are served pretty and cold. I’ll reprint the recipe so you can make the Bello Mojito...
77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Russia isn’t the first place that springs to mind when I think of tea but despite my ignorance Russian Tea Time offers a fantastic afternoon tea service. This elegant restaurant offer all the things I’d expect for an afternoon tea like scones with...
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