Meredith Heil

Meredith Heil is a Chicago-based freelance food, drink, and travel writer. Her work has appeared on Thrillist, PBS, HuffPost, Condé Nast Traveler and Food & Wine. Catch her on Instagram at @mereditto.

All Articles From Meredith Heil

Can a New Chicago Speakeasy Defy the Odds and Survive the Pandemic?

Underground drinking dens aren't exactly de rigueuer in 2021, but Dead Plants hopes to change that

Where Star Chicago Chef CJ Jacobson Plans to Eat His First Meal Back

The “Top Chef” alum dishes on his home pantry, breadmaking and the restaurants he misses most

Get to Know the Iditarod, America’s Last Remaining Spectator Sport

Do you like live sports? Well have we got news for you ...

A Night at the Secret Airport Steakhouse That Once Rivaled the Playboy Club

O’Hare International’s Gaslight Club is a blast from the past that somehow still works

Everything Worth Doing in Chicago Over All-Star Weekend

Parties, performances, “baller brunch” and more

Where to Find the Best Hot Cocktails in Chicago

There’s a long winter ahead of us, which means you have time to try them all

The 10 Best Restaurants That Opened in Chicago in 2019

Or, how to eat your way around the world without leaving the Windy City

Discovering Islay: A Whisky-Lover’s Guide to the UK’s Most Charming Escape

Scotland has five whisky regions. Only one has a distillery for every 300 people who live there.

Chicago’s Fallen in Love with the Art of Omakase

A survey of the city’s best Japanese chef’s tables, from super formal to fun and approachable

The 24 Chicago Concerts That Matter From Now Until 2020

Nick Cave. New Pornographers. Wilco. Blackalicious. Let’s review.

A New Chicago Delivery Service Brings Hard-to-Find Spirits to Your Door

Give your home bar a crafty makeover without leaving the couch

Does Chicago Have a Signature BBQ Style?

The city’s top pitmasters weigh in

The Pop-Up Bar Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

In Chicago, there's now a space that hosts an endless merry-go-round of temporary watering holes

Where Chicago’s Top Pitmasters Buy Their Meat and Fixings

Up your BBQ game this Labor Day by shopping where the pros shop

The 14 Best Places to Drink With Your Dog in Chicago

If you own a dog, you've definitely Googled this