Declaring that "anything short of nudity goes these days," Chicago Magazine just picked out its 17 favorite new restaurants in the city.
A buffet can be okay. Sometimes you just want a hot meal with plenty of options so the kids get a few bites in between running around. The fact that the food is really, really good can make it worth seeking out. Case in point: the Sunday Brunch Buffet at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant.
If the amalgamation that is the restaurant's name itself doesn't make this clear, Bottlefork is about fusing drink and food so completely together that 'pairing' would no longer be the appropriate term.
I sometimes think the good American restaurant is rarer now than a dozen cuisines you could name from around the planet, because the food industry put so much energy into canned and frozen products that destroyed its good name. Central Kitchen & Tap is a friendly place that makes lots of classics, including an incredible pot roast sandwich, the proper old ways.
Tuna melts are my kryptonite, which explains that whenever I'm at a diner I have to order one. The tuna melt at Palace Grill certainly looks like an impressive, golden, mountain mass of sandwich that you can't wait to get your grubby hands on.
It's never been a better time to feast on fried chicken sandwiches in Chicago. While there are more options than we could ever catalog, here is a collection of some of our favorites.
Check out the most popular posts of the week on Serious Eats Chicago, including our look at great seafood tacos. Plus, we dig into a pambazo, discuss baked ribs, and try a hot dog salad.
Molcajetes, frozen Hainanese chicken rice, dogs, babies, and more—Chicago editor Nick Kindelsperger has it all! Check it out in our behind-the-scenes tour.
One of the biggest brunch surprises in the city may very well be what's going on at Cicchetti right now, where the brand new brunch menu features a smattering of outre Italian dishes alongside re-imagined, Italian-tinged American favorites.
Humbly tucked between a Subway and a Mobil gas station, Just Turkey fulfills every turkey's ambition to be front and center (on days other than Thanksgiving).
The Friday fish fry is a staple of the Great Lakes region. While it is fact that no state takes the Friday fish fry more seriously than Wisconsin, there are some options around Chicago. To see it done right, head to Steve's Lounge in Hegewisch.
Like many of my other countrymen, I sort of like baked ribs, so I couldn't help wonder if Twin Anchors really deserves all the flack.
As someone who's been lurching through the Loop trying to find surprises and things for you to enjoy, Rudy's has shown me that, even when all of your hope is nearly gone, the impossible can be achieved. That's all thanks to the Chicago char-grilled salad topped with a hot dog.
One of my rules for scouting out places is that whatever they stress on the sign is probably the best thing they have. But while the pizza here is perfectly fine for a quick slice, grinders are actually the main attraction.
Not all good sandwiches need to use inventive combinations and complicated ingredients. All a good sandwich needs is excellent ingredients that meld together well, and sometimes simplicity is the best way to show that.
With Lent in full swing and my love of tacos a year-round thing, now is as good a time as any to put together a fish taco roundup. Since we already have a solid fried fish taco list, I set out to find 11 options that avoided the fryer completely.
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Sure, it's messy, and there is essentially no way your fingers and half your face won't be dyed red by the end, but it's all worth it for one of the best examples of the pambazo in Chicago.
Located across from the California Clipper, KnockBox Café welcomes the lingering mid-day sojourner with comfortable sofas, funky burlap bag cushions, and a fake fireplace (which gives off little to no heat).
According to two childhood friends who own the aquaponic farm Greens & Gills, flavorful, local greens are transforming the way Chicago looks at produce.