With another winter around the corner, spring is a precious resource in the Windy City. And there's so much to see and do in those few short months - alfresco drinking and dining, food festivals, farmer's markets, restaurant openings. If that sounds like a lot to accomplish in one season, no worries, we have a handy guide with Chicago's essential springtime offerings.
Spring also means that there will be plenty of fresh produce at your local farmer's market. We enlisted a former Top Chef contestant to show us some tips for navigating the seasonal fare. Check that out here.