Let the sweet-as-pie owner guide you to BBQ nirvana. Opt to make your meat (pulled pork is my fave!) into a sandwich and load up on the custom sauces. Grab whatever dessert is being featured on your way out.
Charlie Trotter's vet Matthias Merges' Japanese street food eaterys a destination for sure in quiet Avondale, but the refined food, inventive cocktails and sake make it worth the trip. Think delicate sea urchin atop crispy rice cakes, tender soft shelled crab in miso broth, and super crisp twice-fried chicken (a more generous plate than most for sharing).
2900 W Belmont, Chicago
There's a reason everyone and their mom is waiting for a table (and it's probably not b/c they dig the blaring Pantera). These burgers-in all their pretzel bunned, crazily topped…
3152 W Diversey Ave, Chicago
There are dozens of coffeeshops in the city. By now, free WiFi, fair-trade coffee (usually from a local company) and Radiohead on the playlist are givens. What is less certain is…
3006 n Elston Ave, Chicago
Their vegie/falafel burger is huge and cooked perfectly. the menu says it 5oz, but i'm betting it's closer to 10oz. If you like vegie burgers this place is a must stop in chicago…
3216 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago
In ShortKid-friendly eat-in restaurants and small takeout shops alike sport interiors done in the signature red and white with a touch of yellow. Orders are placed at the…
3167 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
In ShortEstablished in 1939, this fast-food restaurant still makes its legendary fried chicken with the closely guarded blend of 11 herbs and spices originally created by founder…
3045 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago
In ShortWith locations across the country, this mostly carryout pizza purveyor started in Michigan in 1959, thanks to an injured shortstop from the Detroit Tigers farm team. Known…
2957 W Diversey Ave, Chicago
Logan Square bakery dishes out pastries, cakes, breads and sandwiches.
2554 W Diversey, Chicago
.. sorry, everyone. This place is a joke.
Horrible service, incompetent waiter, a 90 minute wait for the simplest entrees I could've prepared easily in 30 minutes or less, and to…
2829 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Didn't get the chance to order. Tried ordering online. Needed assistance so I called the resturant. Asked my name and address twice. Said she wasn't paying attention the first…
Yusho Restaurant. Love this spot - fantastic small plates like chicken wings and pork jowl combine with excellent cocktails for a stellar dining experience.… read more
Yusho Restaurant. Chef Matthias Merges has created an amazing Japanese small plates restaurant. Get the oysters and save room for dessert. … read more