"Over the past 25 years or so, two surging art forms have elevated cultural Chicago on the global stage: theater and fine dining. Is this coincidence or correlation? I mean no disrespect to dancers, musicians or rockers, nor architects, painters, poets or filmmakers. The city has both a distinguished history and a formidable roster of talents in many creative fields. Still, Chicago's unique plethora of cutting-edge theaters and genuinely experimental restaurants invariably bemuse and perplex out-of-towners. In both these arenas, the offerings of this city are indisputably world-class." READ MORE.