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Time Out No. #3 | Tue 25 August, 2020 
13 hidden patios, rooftops and gardens for outdoor dining in Chicago
Looking for an outdoor oasis that’s off the beaten path? Grab a table at one of the city’s most beautiful hidden patios, rooftops and gardens. Fit for date night or an intimate meetup, these lush escapes offer a distraction from the hustle and bustle of the city. And who doesn't need that right now?
Rediscover the city’s top attractions
As Chicago cautiously emerges from lockdown, some of its finest institutions are ready to welcome back guests with new safety guidelines in place. If you want to get reacquainted with the city, consider playing tourist and checking out these 17 amazing attractions—from Millennium Park and Lincoln Park Zoo to Garfield Park Conservatory. Just be sure to rock a mask and mind your social-distancing manners.
The weekend ahead
EAT: Snag a katsu sandwich or burger from Japanese comfort food connoisseurs Mom’s, who serve food on the patio and to-go at Marz Community Brewing on Saturday and Sunday.

DRINK: Make a reservation on the patio at Half Acre Balmoral and spend 90 minutes in the spacious setup enjoying Daisy Cutter with your friends.

DO: Embrace the melancholy of the first weekend of August by watching sets from blues artists like Mike Wheeler and Ivy Ford during the Millennium Park at Home: Blues Music streaming event.
Zach Long
Deputy editor
Take a hike!
Wanna get outta town for the day while playing it safe? Head to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, just one of 12 amazing hiking trails near Chicago that we love. The 19,000-acre prairie is located just south of Joliet and offers 22 miles of mixed-use trails for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders.
This week’s top stories
Take a look at the cutouts that will fill the stands when the White Sox play at home.
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Lollapalooza’s four-night virtual event features sets from Paul McCartney and OutKast.
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Douglas Park will be renamed for the American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
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Chicago’s beloved Tamale Guy is opening a restaurant.
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Here’s the vendor lineup for Chicago’s newest food hall, opening in the Illinois Medical District.
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Before you go!
You gotta check out the Chicago Riverwalk’s fresh new look, with a series of new murals designed by Chicago-based artist Kate Lynn Lewis in celebration of Art Deco architecture.
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