Chicago’s Best is the ultimate dining experience with plenty of attitude. Brittney Payton and Elliott Bambrough are on a mission to find the best grub … with the help of you, the viewer! You pick the spots and we eat! Oh, do we eat.

Forget the trendy tourist traps. This is real Chicago.

Chicago’s Best airs Sunday nights at 10pm on Chicago’s Very Own, WGN-TV and replays at various times during the week on CLTV. Chicago’s Best won the 2010-2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy for Best Magazine Program. The show is produced by Oak Brook Productions and on behalf of the CB crew, we thank you for watching and for your feedback!

Let’s mangia!


Brittney Payton
I was born and raised in Chicago and am so lucky to be working in this great city. I wouldn’t call myself a foodie but I do enjoy eating – especially Mexican, Italian and desserts.  I have a pretty big sweet tooth (I’ll eat anything made with sugar and butter)!

When I’m not munching on food for the show, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends.  And of course, enjoying all the culture, events and entertainment this amazing city has to offer. GO BEARS!


Elliott Bambrough

Elliott_Pic_WebI’ve been a TV host for a decade and have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing it. Fascinated by food and cooking since I was a kid, I’ll eat anything and everything (and probably have already done so in my journeys around the globe)!

I moved to Chicago eight years ago, and fell in love with the place, the music, sports (my White Sox & Blackhawks), history, entertainment, and most importantly: the food! When I’m not working on Chicago’s Best, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family and friends. And I can’t forget my three dogs either. Okay … when do we eat?