Chicago's Women-Owned Restaurants

Editor’s Note: I don't recommend reading any of the Rebellions for this month’s issue on an empty stomach. Repeat: Eat before you enjoy. These profiles, interviews and articles are much too mouth-watering to read while hangry.

This month, we show you what happens when a vegan walks into Chicago’s only female-owned steakhouse (spoiler alert: She leaves happy) and the dating horrors that ensue when a single girl fulfills a lifelong dream of taking a date to the American Girl Place (spoiler alert: She doesn’t leave happy).

Speaking of vegans, we’ve got a rundown of six of our favorite spots and brunch tips.

We’ll take you inside a soulful journey with singer Lizz Wright and into the kitchen of Rebellious baker Stephanie Hart, who does everything — including spelling — her own way.

And our Uppity-Negro columnist remembers Prince as only she can.
Finally, we hope you’ll join us for the Party of the Year: the Red and Wild Feminist Prom! Save the date (May 20), bust out your dancing shoes and hire a sitter for the weekend. Ain’t no party like a Rebellious party.

In Rebellion,


Newest Rebellions

A Few of Our Favorite Rebelle-Owned Restaurants


Choosy feminist foodies know: It's the Rebellion that makes it taste so good. From 'Goats' to gelato, portobella melts to pastries, here are our picks for some of the city's most inspired Rebelle-made eats.

I Took a Blind Date to the American Girl Place

Living in Chicago is something of a blessing when it comes to dating—it’s the culture capital of the Midwest. Admittedly, it’s not hard to be a culture capital of the Midwest (especially when the competition is the godless hippies of Minneapolis or the noted pervs of St. Louis) and the restaurants are some of the best in the world, if you ignore the cheese-laced laxative that passes for pizza in this city. Taking into account the amazing restaurants, bars, and museums that make up the Second City—I decided to take my date to the American Girl Place.

Kinzie Chophouse: Chicago's Female-Owned Steakhouse

Grab a group of girlfriends, get a bottle of wine or a craft cocktail from their seasonal menu, and tackle a 48-oz. Porterhouse at Chicago’s only female-owned steakhouse.

May 20, 2016: Rebellious Magazine's Red and Wild Feminist Prom!

Come celebrate prom season with us the feisty feminist way! It's time to get a little freaky with your fellow feminists. Support independent media and independent women. Wear your dancing shoes and prom finery. May 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Essential Brunch Tips for Vegans

It's not easy being vegan when you're out for brunch. Here are some brunch tips for vegans to wash down those mimosas.

Six Picks for The Top Vegan Restaurants in Chicago

There are a ton of great dining options for vegans in Chicago, a city that's known for its meat.

Baking Up Rebellion: Brown Sugar Bakery

There are bakeries. And then there’s Brown Sugar Bakery. Nestled on a busy street in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, woman-owned Brown Sugar Bakery provides all the comforts of home with cakes that are steeped in African-American traditions.

Inaugural Chicago Feminist Film Festival

“There are so many underrepresented people in mainstream cinema. [And here] they have a public space where these communities can come together around film.”

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Photo Essay

"Opened to the public in 2000, Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens honors the contributions that women have made to the city throughout its history."

See what else the Chicago Park District has to say here.

I’m starting to forget some of my babies

I’m starting to forget some of my babies. I promised myself I never would, but as the years go by, their memories fade away. But I will always remember each time I had to say goodbye.

Photos & Review: Lizz Wright delivers flawless, soulful set at Space

Lizz Wright and her talented band performed an unforgettable set at Space in Evanston on April 20, 2016.

Cautionary Tales on Two Wheels

Some hazards don’t stem from cars. As biking season kicks into gear, let’s consider my top totally avoidable faux pas.




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