Plus, ZooLights returns!
Time Out No. #10 | Tue 22 September, 2020 
Chicago shares more than 600 weird and wonderful ideas for winterizing outdoor dining
Last month, the city of Chicago launched its Winter Design Challenge, a contest that called upon the public to help figure out how outdoor dining can continue long into the cold months. Now, you can browse the 643 design ideas that were submitted and start envisioning what Chicago’s outdoor dining scene could look like when the weather turns.
The best apple picking near Chicago
The transition from summer to fall can be bittersweet, but apple orchards are here to ease your seasonal woes. Head to the suburbs and surrounding countryside for crisp early fall air and bushels of delicious fruit.

Prairie Sky Orchard in Union, IL
From Chicago: 60 miles northwest
Before you start picking, stop by the farm’s Koffee Kiosk for soul-soothing hot chocolate and apple cider doughnuts.

Honey Hill Orchard in Waterman, IL
From Chicago: 65 miles west
Kids love the petting zoo and straw maze, while parents dig the fact that the orchard doesn't charge admission.

County Line Orchard in Hobart, IN
From Chicago: 40 miles southeast
Forty acres of U-pick apples await at this beautiful orchard, but there’s also goats to feed and a corn maze to explore.

Jonamac Apple Orchard in Malta, IL
From Chicago: 70 miles west
Before you pack up the car, wander around the Cider House, where you’ll find apple wine and hard cider to take home.
The weekend ahead
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Warm up with a big bowl of Phat Ramen from Bill Kim at Time Out Market Chicago—it’s loaded with pork dumplings, shrimp, chicken ssam and noods.
Grab one last pint at beloved Lakeview bar and bowling alley Southport Lanes, which is closing for good on Sunday after 98 years of service.
Throw some bucks at the Kickstarter for Chicago-made zine Meat Project, which teaches readers the art of campfire cooking in their backyard.
Take a bite out of Chicago’s best new fried chicken sandwich
There’s no shortage of amazing fried chicken in Chicago right now, but if you’re looking for a new recipe to obsess over, head to Time Out Market Chicago, where award-winning chef Brian Fisher just debuted a reinvented menu that centers around crispy poultry. The star of the show is the stacked sandwich, which allows the shatteringly crisp, deliciously succulent chicken to shine. It’s good until the very last bite—and then it will have you licking your fingers clean. (We don't mind.)

Thinking of staying in? Let Time Out Market Chicago come to you—we're offering $5 off delivery when you use TIMEOUT at checkout starting on Wednesday.
ZooLights will still illuminate
Lincoln Park this year
ZooLights, the long-running and beloved annual holiday installation at Lincoln Park Zoo, will return this year—but for the first time in more than 20 years, you'll have to pay for a ticket to get in. Zoo reps cited financial straits due to COVID-19 as the reason for the new ticket charge, which will be $5 per person for entry.
Quick hits for the road…
Alinea rolls out a luxe Thanksgiving menu
Hundreds of butterflies are roosting in Chicago
A co-working space for BIPOC is coming to Chicago
Uptown roars back to life with live music and drag showss
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