Laura Lodewyck, NBC5 Street Team
It can be tempting to just hunker down and hibernate during Chicago’s cruel winter. But to avoid the inevitable cabin fever, how about a compromise — hit those places closest to home. You’ll be supporting your local businesses, while running (slightly) less of a risk of falling down by not covering as much frozen ground. In just my Lakeview ‘hood, there’s tons of options. Although the relaxing back patios are uninhabitable this time of year, Duke of Perth, El Nuevo Mexicano, and La Creperie are classic favorites.Read the rest of this post on nbcchicago.com.