Check out the most popular posts of the week on Serious Eats Chicago, including our look at the best haute hot dogs in Chicago. Plus, we head up north for Fred's burgers, visit the Green City Market, and try a sandwich at the Ritz.
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If you're in the mood for some gut-busting adventure, this is your sandwich. Just make sure to load it up with some spicy giardiniera, which nobly tries to cut through the grease.
Owner Jeni Britton Bauer chats about what to expect Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's upcoming location in Chicago.
Considering how many people go to brunch to soothe hangovers induced from bars the previous night, going to a bar for brunch seems a little odd, like attempting to heal a wound by stabbing it. But Trenchermen's newly instated Saturday bar brunch brings some dignity to the experience.
This Jamaican pulled pork sandwich gave me the perfect smokey intro into summer.
Fred's in Burlington, Wisconsin, has one amazing burger and great Parmesan-covered, house-made potato chips, too.
It's all about the pork at The Publican. While Paul Kahan's place features just as much seafood, there's no hanging artwork of an oversized fish on the walls, I'm just saying.
What do you need to know about Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed in Lakeview? As the only Kosher barbecue restaurant in the city, it is perpetually packed, even if you decide to go at 5:30 p.m. on a weekday. But does the barbecue actually hold up?
Unless you've spent a lot of time in Chicago, you've probably never tried Jeppson's Malört, an intensely bitter spirit that's only available in the city and surrounding suburbs. And if you have, you probably know it as "that drink that tastes like burnt carpet."
The food here is on point (sorry) with its trendy beer list, and you won't be sorry looking past the daily flatbreads and burgers to the fried items on offer.
It's pretty much asparaguspalooza at the market these days, as it's one of the earlier items to come into season while farmers twiddle their green thumbs waiting for rhubarb, strawberries, and the like.
Not nearly as ubiquitous as dogs or Italian beef, jibaritos are more the cult classic of Chicago originals.
When Jesse Divine first moved to Chicago, he lived in River North, but he much prefers the quieter, more laid-back scene in Logan Square.
Because the majority of Embeya's menu is naturally gluten-free, one meal isn't enough to explore all the options.
Remember the rumor about the potential Shake Shack location in the old Harley-Davidson store in Chicago's River North? Looks like it's official now.
Though located just off the most chaotic and touristy stretch of the Magnificent Mile, Deca Restaurant + Bar feels like a world away. Of course, one must pay for all this pleasantry.
Every Tuesday, Chef de Cuisine Jon DuBois crafts a fun vegetarian tasting menu at Green Zebra. This week he's inspired by flavors from the Pacific Northwest.
While Chicago is associated with one particular style of hot dog, in practice we're more of an equal opportunity hot dog admirer. Honestly, we'll try pretty much anything on top of a sausage—just so long as it's good. That's especially true now, as chefs around town have decided to experiment with the hot dog, topping it with ingredients we'd never even consider as possibilities.
Check out the most popular posts of the week on Serious Eats Chicago, including our look at the best hot dogs in the city. Plus, we devour some corn dogs, visit Lockwood, and eat a slice of pizza in the Loop.