Chicago's Randolph street is teeming with restaurants. Here's where you should eat and drink in the West Loop.
A Chicago classic, Blackbird offers a steal of a lunch menu—for $22, you'll get three courses.
Fantastic breakfast spot - vanilla bean waffles, whole wheat oatmeal pancakes, and steel cut oatmeal are all great.
Iconic sandwiches, like the Mr. G, with provolone, hot sopressata, prosciutto, salami, truffle mustard balsamic vinaigrette, artichokes, basil, lettuce, red wine vinegar and oregano. (whew!)
Bacon-wrapped dates! Bacon-wrapped dates!
Josh Pearson makes fantastic drinks, like the pomegranate old fashioned, which is perfect for a cool fall night.
A new classic, Girl and the Goat has lots of meat dishes (as expected), but it's the vegetable dishes, like the green beans, that shine.
Nellcote is beautiful inside, but the pizzas (and brunch!) will keep you coming back for more.
I am ALWAYS in the mood for Au Cheval. The bologna sandwich is my favorite, but I also love the burger, the fries with mornay sauce, the duck heart hash, the matzo ball soup, the salad...
Maude's decor evokes the dark salons of Paris, and you'll get drinks and food to match.
Large, fun brewpub that's lined with TVs. It's a nice stop on a Randolph Street crawl.
Brunch is a delicious affair, with duck bun benedicts, nori waffles, and the now-famous soft serve with a side of jam-topped doughnuts.
A new hotspot in the West Loop, Little Goat is an upscale spin on a traditional diner. You'll need a whole group to tackle the goat chili cheese fries, and I like the breakfast menu. Little Goat is quiet in the morning and the goat milk oatmeal is delicious.