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Behind the Scenes at Co-Op Sauce: Awesome Sauce for a Good Cause

Tessa McLean 4 comments

Co-Op Sauce is stealing the throne from the Frank's and Chulula's of the world, and they're doing it with just one blender. More

Big and Meaty Korean Chicken Wings at DAK

Mike Gebert Post a comment

Other dishes here are decent, but this is really a one-dish spot—clean and bright and well run. Good fried chicken. No waiting. More

Forgoing the Fork at Ras Dashen in Chicago

Chicago Lindsey Howald Patton 2 comments

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. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Mayor at Kitchen Sink

A Sandwich a Day Nathan Lurz 3 comments

The Mayor ($7.50) at Kitchen Sink decides that the best way to make a turkey sandwich better is to make it a peanut butter and jelly. More

The Brunch Dish: Sauce and Bread and Lots of Soul

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

The concept is simple: combine two adjoining businesses (Co-op Hot Sauce and Crumb Bread) to make one harmonious cafe. The resulting menu is more congruous than synchronized swimming, and weekend brunch features an array of saucy sandwiches, breakfast pastries, and nifty dishes that set Sauce and Bread miles apart (figuratively and literally) from Chicago's arsenal of brunch restaurants. More

A Sandwich a Day: Jerk Chicken Sandwich at Jerky Jerk

A Sandwich a Day Nathan Lurz Post a comment

It's not a particularly fancy sandwich, nor does it match the classic image of the dish, but Jerk Chicken Sandwich at Jerky Jerk is a solid sammy all on its own. More

The Brunch Dish: M. Henrietta

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 3 comments

Dining at m.henrietta is like wrapping yourself in a blanket knit by your grandma. Everything about this cottage-esque Edgewater nook wafts of comfort, most especially the "screw the New Yearʼs resolutions" menu of sweet and savory indulgences. More

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Balsamique Sandwich at m.henrietta

A Sandwich a Day Nathan Lurz Post a comment

The star of the Chicken Balsamique Sandwich at m.henrietta ($9.95) is the tamarind balsamic syrup. Its sweet yet very savory flavor pervades the sandwich, balancing the dollop of very creamy goat cheese. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sandwich Cubano at La Unica Food Mart

A Sandwich a Day Nathan Lurz 1 comment

The Rogers Park/Edgewater border is one of the most diverse parts of Chicago, and it shows in the local cuisine. To get to one of its better sandwiches, however, you have to go a little further than what you see on storefronts. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Giuseppe Scurato's Edgewater and Uptown

Neighborhood Guides Amy Cavanaugh 5 comments

Giuseppe Scurato was born in Sicily and serves contemporary American food with an Italian slant at his Uptown restaurant Ceres' Table. He walked us through his picks for where he likes to eat in Edgewater and Uptown. More

A Sandwich a Day: Veggie Dagwood Stacked Sandwich at M. Henry

A Sandwich a Day Josh Conley 6 comments

I have the extreme (mis)fortune of being surrounded in my life by vegetarians. I miss sharing entrees with my wife. But I said (mis), because I've been turned on to some excellent non-meat options, which is what led me to the Veggie Dagwood Stacked Sandwich at M. Henry. More

Chicago Tacos: Huaraches Doña Chio

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Yes, I did visit Huaraches Doña Chio without ordering a huarache. It's nothing against the sandal-shaped piece of masa (which I love), but I had a grand theory I wanted to test out: if this place prepared the huaraches to order using fresh masa, wouldn't there be a high probability that it would do the same with tortillas? More

Behind the Sweets: Mara Jozefi Creates Transylvanian Pastries at Chimney Cake Island

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 7 comments

Several years after inspiration struck, in December of 2010, Mara and Alex opened Chimney Cake Island near the intersection of Devon and Clark in Edgewater. Even though they are outside of their first year, they are still dealing with typical start-up problems but luckily Mara is putting out a consistently delicious pastry. And when I say delicious, I mean can't-stop-eating-this-thing-while-I'm-driving-and-now-there-are-walnuts-all-over-my-car delicious. More

Chicago Tacos: Taqueria Uptown

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

I'm on the lookout for the passionate taqueria that will take on al pastor and stand as a shiny beacon of grilled pork for the rest of the city. In that respect, Taqueria Uptown in Edgewater should be one of the good guys. It has been serving honest-to-goodness al pastor for years. More

Where to Drink Coffee in Chicago

Liz Clayton 10 comments

Once upon a time it was hard to find a great cup of coffee in the Windy City—at least a cup of coffee anywhere other than at the "big kids" of Chicago roasting, Intelligentsia. And though the roaster's three shops still remain at the top of the city's—and country's—coffee game, they're at long last joined by constantly multiplying numbers of wonderful, small, serious (and not-so-serious) coffee bars ready to serve some of the finest brews in the midwest. Here's a tour of some of the city's must-sips. More

Gino's North: The Cheesiest Pizza in Chicago

Daniel Zemans 14 comments

In Chicago, the words Gino's and pizza can conjure up a few different images. For most people, thoughts will turn to Gino's East, one of the most well-known pizzerias in town. Others who've been around a few years might think of the now-defunct Gino's, a longtime downtown staple whose existence was actually responsible for the "East" in Gino's East. Loyola students and some residents on the far north side will instead think of Gino's North, a small, dark 70-plus-year-old bar with an 80-year-old woman named Peggy making pizzas. More

The Neapolitan Invasion of Chicago Continues with Antica Pizzeria

Daniel Zemans 2 comments

Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. --The Mgmt. Antica Pizzeria 5663 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60660 (map); 773-944-1492 Getting There: #22 Clark Street bus to Hollywood... More

Kebab's Your Uncle at Bismillah in Chicago

Michael Nagrant 1 comment

Indian food has gotten its gourmet due with Tabla in New York and, maybe not quite as luxuriantly, but quite aptly, with Marigold and Veerasway in Chicago. Pakistani food, though, not so much. It seems the only place to score... More

Huarache Glory at Huaraches Dona Chio in Chicago

Michael Nagrant 6 comments

The huarache, sort of like a Mexican version of pizza, is a sandal-shaped flatbread made of corn masa. My favorite is usually from Chicago's Maxwell Street Market, where sunbaked abuelas hand-pat big balls of corn meal with their crinkly-skinned hands, throwing their efforts on the grill until the air fills with corn perfume. More

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