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Departures' Guide to the Best of Chicago 2011

From Prohibition-era steakhouses to cutting-edge boutiques, the scoop on where to go now in Chicago.

The New Name in Thai Hospitality


The New Name in Thai Hospitality

With Cape & Kantary, hotelier Tirawan Taechaubol breathes new life into the...

Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah is likely the city’s most iconic spot. It’s home to a dusty path lined by two rows of doleful oak trees.


Georgia All Over

Touring the sensory experiences of a state that refuses to be neatly categorized.

LifeLabs MegaWarm: The Best Winter Jacket


The World’s Warmest Jacket

This deliciously pillowy puffer — made from 87% recycled materials — will keep you...

Politicians, mobsters, sports greats, literary scions andthe glamour of Prohibition-era intrigue are the stuff of Chicago legend. Butthese days, from the tony Gold Coast to the gritty South Side, the Windy Cityhas a newfound luster, born of the collision between tradition and innovation.Redefining American classics with imagination and humor, culinary daredevilshave turned this meat-and-potato-loving town into a gastronomic destination.Haute retailers have set up in dramatic spaces that reference classicism withina 21st-century context. But history buffs, fear not. In this City of BigShoulders, visionaries have always coexisted with a storied past. Capone-erajazz clubs and other historic nooks are always just an L stop away.


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