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A Sandwich a Day: Grown Up Grilled Cheese at Blue Door Farm Stand

A Sandwich a Day Sarah Song 2 comments

I was super psyched to try the Grown Up Grilled Cheese sandwich at the Blue Door Farm Stand, despite not knowing whether the Grown Up descriptor referred to me, the eater (wait, am I really an adult?) or to the sandwich itself (does this grilled cheese think it's better than others?). More

Round the Rice Table at Rickshaw Republic

Lindsey Howald Patton 2 comments

If you have never been to Indonesia, Rickshaw Republic is ready to share its culinary riches with you through the Rice Table, a family-style feast that samples across the street food-focused menu. More

The Vegetarian Option: Roasted Cauliflower at Boka

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson 6 comments

My waitress described the dish as a "cauliflower steak." The big chunk of vegetable is charred on the outside and tender on the inside, topped with toasted red quinoa with chopped pistachios mixed in. More

The Brunch Dish: Beachy Brunching at Summer House Santa Monica

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The best time to embrace these sentiments is at weekend brunch, a new addition to the Summer House portfolio. True to form, the Lettuce Entertain You spot puts a sunny stamp on dishes that are sure to transport you to the toasty shores of Santa Monica. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Chicken at Fuel Station

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 1 comment

It's solely grab n' go sandwiches at Fuel Station, but the roasted chicken ($8.95) didn't taste like one at all. More

The Brunch Dish: Ada Street Adds Brunch

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Ada Street's brunch tends towards larger plates and more familiar flavors, albeit ones jazzed up with chef Zoe Schor's intrinsic verve for modernity. More

A Sandwich a Day: Panela Torta at Taco Joint

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

Before now, I had never even looked at the torta menu at Taco Joint. Why do that when their tacos are so consistently great? Turns out the tortas are worth checking out. More

A Sandwich a Day: Prosciutto Mozzarella Sandwich at Basil Leaf Cafe

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The second I saw Basil Leaf Cafe offered something with prosciutto ($8.95), I had to order it. More

A Sandwich A Day: The Hobbit at Bourgeois Pig Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 6 comments

I've never had a bad sandwich from the Bourgeois Pig, and this one beats all the rest from my past. It's the first three ingredients listed for this sandwich that make it great: sun dried tomato pesto, mayonnaise, and crumbled bacon. More

A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Reuben at Frances' Deli

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 3 comments

My first reaction to the turkey reuben ($10.99) at Frances' Deli is what my reuben dreams are made of, but it's its own thing entirely. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Tom Van Lente's Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Guides Amber Gibson 2 comments

After 13 years in Lincoln Park, TWO's executive chef, Tom Van Lente, recently moved to Logan Square with his wife. But he has nothing but good things to say about his old 'hood though. "We were sad to leave," Van Lente says. "I love Lincoln Park." More

A Sandwich a Day: Croque Madame at Chez Moi

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 1 comment

My morning craving is almost always a breakfast sandwich. So while several other options at Chez Moi sounded good, many of them lighter, I went with my standby and got the croque madame ($13.50). More

A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Panini at Cafe Vienna

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

Savory was no mistake at this sweets-based bakery, because the turkey panini ($7.49) was one of the better sandwiches I've had in months. More

Deep Fried Chicago: R.J. Grunts

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 6 comments

Though I possess an unnatural love of salad bars, I recently eschewed vegetables at R.J. Grunts and kept my eye on the prize: in this case, a menu replete with pretty solid fried offerings. More

The Vegetarian Option: Balena

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson 3 comments

At Balena, the menu is meant for sharing. It can be nearly impossible to decide what to order when everything looks so delicious, so the more people you're dining with, the better. More

Asparagus-palooza at the Green City Market in Chicago

Market Scene Matt Kirouac 2 comments

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. More

A Sandwich a Day: PB&J at Elaine's Coffee Call

A Sandwich a Day Amber Gibson 1 comment

Check out the small storefront at Elaine's Coffee Call in the Lincoln Hotel for what may be the best PB&J in town. More

The Vegetarian Option: Karyn's Fresh Corner

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson Post a comment

Karyn's Fresh Corner offers plenty of raw options from a salad bar to raw meatloaf, lasagna and faux sushi. More

A Sandwich a Day: Hanger Steak Sandwich at Atlas Brewing Company

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

The Hanger Steak Sandwich at Atlas Brewing Company is topped with a fried egg. When you bite in, the yolk bursts, coating the pieces of meat, which means the dish is basically steak and eggs in sandwich form. More

The Brunch Dish: Brunch as the Peasants do at The Peasantry

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

The brunch fare at The Peasantry features a lot of items that don't scream "street food" at first, but subtly incorporate street food inspiration, like a pancake masquerading as a gyro. But since this is still just a restaurant inspired by street food, and not literally an enclave of bedraggled peasants, silverware and manners are suggested. More

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