Famous Local Guide

Zach Uttich

Sharp Dressed Man

Zach Uttich is one of the most stylish men in Chicago, but even better, he helps other men look their most dapper with reasonably priced custom-designed suits at his West Loop atelier. Stop by BLVDier next time you're in the neighborhood for a fitting or just to fawn over fabrics and buttons and sip some whiskey with Zach. Here are his favorite spots around town.


What's your guilty pleasure food?

Portillo's Hot Dogs & Barnelli's Salad Bowl

"Portillo’s hot dog. I always have two."

River North

What's your go-to for a splurge meal?


"Alinea. Best meal of my life."

Lincoln Park

What's your favorite neighborhood?


"Andersonville. Hopleaf is the epitome of a neighborhood spot. We visit there more frequently than any other restaurant in the city."



What's your cocktail of choice?

The Aviary

"Anything smoky & spicy in The Office under The Aviary is my favorite."

West Loop

Favorite hidden gem?

"Cookies & Carnitas. It’s around the corner from our apartment in Edgewater but you can catch them at the Green City Market on weekends."

Favorite place to shop?

"Meyvn Shop in Logan Square & Stock Mfg. are great mens shops. Luxury Garage Sale has all the best vintage pieces for women."

What's the most underrated attraction in Chicago?

"Hollywood Beach. It’s empty most every morning and is the best place to walk our dog and catch the sunrise. Yes, I consider the lake front an attraction."