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  1. Katelyn
    February 22, 2019 @ 9:56 am

    Loved reading this Lauren and couldn’t agree more about so many of these! Another AMAZING patio is the rooftop on gene’s sausage shop in the summertime!

    • Lauren
      February 22, 2019 @ 10:21 am

      Oh, I haven’t been there yet! Adding to my list!!

  2. Hannah K
    February 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am

    My husband and I live in Ravenswood too! If you have not tried BienmeSabe on Montrose and Paulina you are missing out!!! Our absolute favorite restaurant in the entire city and it’s BYOB!! We definitely go at least 2x a month.

    • Lauren
      February 22, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

      We haven’t!! Definitely adding to my list right now – thank you!

  3. Megan
    February 22, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

    Great list! Lots of our favorites too. Fountainhead’s rooftop is one of our favorite beer gardens!

    • Lauren
      February 22, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

      We still haven’t been there even though we’ve passed it a million times!

  4. Kate
    February 22, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

    Great list!

    You MUST go to Gather for their Sunday dinner special – it is a steal!!

    Also love Fork, Bad Apple Burger Bar (their veggie burger is the best!), Band of Bohemia for a nice dinner, and the Sixth for some really cool cocktails!

    • Lauren
      February 24, 2019 @ 11:06 am

      We’ve been to Bad Apple but I’ve never had the veggie burger! And I’ve only been to Band of Bohemia once. Looks like i have to go back – and try out Fork and Sixth! Thanks for the recs 🙂

  5. Linda Silbert
    February 25, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    So glad you love Spacca Napoli!
    Our friends Ginny and John are the owners- we’ve been living their Italian dream and journey with them for 13 years!!
    My 50th birthday party was there- right before it opened!!!
    Gather is another of my favorites- their Brussels Sprouts are the absolute best !!!!

    • Lauren
      February 25, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

      Aww that’s amazing! It’s literally our favorite restaurant in the whole city 🙂 Also, I’ll see you at pilates tomorrow!!!

  6. Caroline
    February 25, 2019 @ 10:47 am

    Spacca Napoli is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It is just SO GOOD. My husband and I have only been to Gather for dinner and we loved it. The Warbler we did not like. It could partially be because when we went I was not feeling that well but we just were not wowed by it. I have been very curious about that taco place so thanks for sharing a review. I will definitely check out the other places too. 🙂

    • Lauren
      February 25, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

      YESSSS! Love meeting other Spacca fans!! Also, that’s a bummer that you didn’t like The Warbler! I’d recommend going back and getting my favorite cocktail and the cauliflower 😉 Hope you like the taco spot if you try it!

  7. Stephanie
    March 2, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

    I just tried Gather today based on your recommendation and omg you were so right, it was AMAZING! Thank you!!

    • Lauren
      March 3, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

      YAY! I’m so glad you liked it!!!