A restaurant review website that actually helps people find the perfect spot for any situation. Sound too good to be true? Then you haven't stumbled across The Infatuation yet. While they don't claim to be professional food critics or industry insiders, they do promise readers an honest take on where to find the best eats in major cities across the country. Basically it's like having a food-obsessed friend by your side 24/7 — without having to listen to them go on and on about the wait at Doughnut Vault or mourning the loss of Hot Doug's.
"We write about food and restaurants, but the overall goal is to relate to people and build a community that expands further than that," Chicago editor Sam Faye explains. "It's why we like to get involved in a lot of different things, whether fashion, music, art, design, or sports — pretty much anything that is better with a good meal, which we like to think is everything."
Ahead, find the 18 dishes Faye insists that every Chicagoan try at least once. And for even more amazing recommendations, be sure to check out The Infatuation's Chicago Summer Guide.