If a time of year to subsist on cool, refreshing salads exists, we're heading into it right now. I sampled four Thai versions from this busy BYOB's menu.
Little Market Brasserie's menu has a couple touches of Chef Ryan Poli's love of Spain—namely the summer sangrias and ceviche—but the vast majority of the menu is in the style of an "American brasserie." Fortunately, there are also plenty of vegetarian options on the menu.
One of the coolest things at Eppy's Deli is that they base their soup prices off the temperature outside—no kidding. When I visited, it was 63 degrees, which translated to a $0.63 cup of soup!
I always love little grocery stores that also function as restaurants, especially when they have countertops in the back. My neighborhood recently(ish) got a little grocery store that sells organic produce, meat, and other necessities called Plenty Grocery and Deli.
When I moved to Chicago after growing up in New England, I wondered where I would get my seafood fix. Thanks to modern transportation, it's not difficult to dine on seafood not long out of the ocean, even in the middle of the country. But I still wondered how exactly the crabs got here
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After a fire caused significant damages back in May, Lillie's Q finally reopened last night in Bucktown.
I've tried my fair share of fried shell-on shrimp, but all I ever ended up with were impenetrable pieces of shell lodged in the back of my throat. But if done right, like the version served here, the shells transform into an extra crunchy casing, which shatter dramatically when you bite in.
Thai O'Cha in Darien is a hidden gem with all the greatest hits, well-prepared
What else do you need to know except that Fabio will be at Whole Foods this week?
This post is bittersweet in more ways than one. Firstly, because this is the first and presumably last time I will go to Johnnie's Beef, and I'm here to persuade you to not make that same mistake.
Brunch at Caffè Oliva, located right on Ohio Street Beach, is as close to a legitimate getaway as I've gotten in a long time, but unlike most beach-centric vacations I've been on, the food here is shockingly ambitious and memorable.
After trying all of the tacos at Takito Kitchen, it's hard to pick an absolute favorite. Instead, I'm going with the Crispy Redfish Tacos ($11), which I think neatly sum up what I love about the place.
The completely vegan doughnuts are doughy and substantial, with a dense interior that would hold up well to coffee. You could easily make a full meal out of one of these, blood sugar be damned.
I always think of a BYOB restaurant as a dare. Sure, I could use the occasion as an excuse to load up on frosty cans of cheap booze, thus saving real money on the final bill. But does the beverage honestly pair well with the food? And now with more fine dining BYOB options, isn't it my duty to buy a better bottle of wine with the money I'd otherwise spend? (Because, let's face it, I would have spent that money.)
Ras Daschen is one of a handful of solid Ethiopian restaurants you'll find tucked away in the city's far northeastern neighborhoods, and its atmosphere is arguably the coziest for an evening dinner.
Chef Jeremy Leven and the team behind Tuesday Night Dinner are back with Border Oak, which they describe as an "exploration and celebration of American Midland cuisine."
I've always been curious about Pierogi Heaven. Sadly, when you walk in, there are no angels or cherubs made of pierogi, which, now that I think about it, would be pretty creepy. Creepy, yet delicious.
Moudardara might be named after smallpox, but this Arab dish is a tasty and simple vegetarian option at Old Jerusalem.
This sandwich shows up looking like it's about to drive you to prom. Tidy, clean-cut, with nary a dribble of beefy, fatty goodness on its collar, it even wears a corsage of lettuce and tomatoes.