Instead of indiscriminately featuring everything and the kitchen sink, The HUNT team has donned our curatorial coloured glasses and carefully selected 100 or so unique, authentic local Chicago businesses that range from eye-popping and brand spankin' new to deeply patinated and way off the beaten track, funky and unexpected to chic and shiny. We'll help you negotiate the windy city and find its hidden gems and local favourites. Over the last decade, our guides have become the go-to source for a worldwide community of locals and travellers who seek out genuine, intriguing independent businesses.
When it came time to move away for college, the choice destination was obvious to New Hampshire native Matt Kirouac: Chicago. After earning a culinary degree from Robert Morris University, he became a food writer, has written for various publications, and has served as the associate editor for Plate Magazine. Away from his laptop, Matt enjoys bowling, walking his dogs around Ukrainian Village and being overly competitive when playing video games with his husband.Photographs by: Bradley Kirouac.Born in Detroit and raised in Chicago, Bradley Kirouac fell in love with photography in Mrs Belf's AP art class, which prompted and inspired him to explore art in a new medium behind the lens. Even while serving in the US Marine Corps, he was rarely seen without a camera. Bradley enjoys long walks down the aisles of local produce markets and sunsets at the drive-in. He enjoys playing video games with his overly competitive husband, but since he's a better loser, is happy to come in second.