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Born in Cape Town, South Africa and now eating my way through Chicago. When I’m not out trying new restaurants and hot spots, I’m busy recommending them to friends and keeping up with the food scene.

RESTAURANT PICKS

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NICO OSTERIA

If I could eat every meal at Nico Osteria, I would. Everything from their breakfast pastries (kouign amann!) to the lunch sandwiches, to the amazing Lobster Spaghetti at dinner – it’s a must for any pasta and seafood lover. It’s also in the gorgeous Thompson Hotel, so there’s the eye-candy factor as a bonus.

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RPM STEAK

The newest Chicago steakhouse has become my weekly splurge. The service is top-notch, and the food… oh, the food. Their Steak Frites is the perfect-sized meal for me, and the Baked Alaska is a lovely end to the meal. Ask for some cotton candy, too!

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CHICKEN SHOP

Housed inside Soho House, Chicken Shop is a great casual restaurant for hearty food. The menu is small, but each item on it is just delicious. Go with a group, order a whole roasted chicken, all the sides, and don’t forget about the biscuits.