Pretty much everything is better when it’s secret: handshakes, bars, tree houses where yucky boys are never, ever allowed to enter. Most of all: supper clubs, because dinner is a lot more exciting when you don’t know what’s on the menu or if Bill Murray will be there (probably not, but you can never rule it out entirely). Feel the thrill with this insider guide to Chicago’s underground dining scene.
Sunday Dinner Club
When: Five to 10 times per month
Where: In a space above Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Why you should join: Members of Sunday Dinner Club were the first to taste Honey Butter Fried Chicken, a happy accident that came about when a tray of honey-buttered corn cakes spilled onto a plate of fried chicken at one of their dinners. The entire thing is referral-only (which makes it hard to get into), but once you're in, you'll have access to so much awesome... including an upcoming Cassoulet Dinner Series, which mixes French casseroles with confit duck legs, garlic sausage, and smoked bacon.
How to join: Find someone who's already a member, then click here.