As of right this minute, the best patio in Chicago (yes, friends, the one at Big Star), is open! According to a tweet, even the taco haven itself is shocked to be pulling out those yellow chairs as early as March 6. Tell your boss you have ebola and run, not walk, to your spot in the sun. Big Star, 1531 North Damen Avenue (just South of North Avenue); 773-235-4039.
Photo: Barbara Kratus