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A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Po Boy at DeLux Bar & Grill

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 2 comments

A really good po' boy can be tough to find in Chicago, but I found a great Shrimp Po'Boy ($9.50) at DeLux Bar & Grill recently. More

12 Great Dishes Under $10 in West Town, Chicago

The Serious Eats Chicago Team 4 comments

Last month, we took a look at the affordable options in Humboldt Park, so it feels natural to move directly east to see what's available in West Town. That's a lot to cover, and know that this list could have been twice as long, but instead of simply adding in every good dish in the area, we decided to strip the list down to 12 genuinely great options. More

First Look: Leghorn Chicken Brings 'Socially Conscious' Fried Chicken Sandwiches to Ukrainian Village

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 13 comments

Why are people in Chicago freaking out over a fried chicken sandwich joint? Well, this is the latest project by the Element Collective, the same folks who cure their own sausage at Old Town Social and mill their own flour at Nellcôte, so it makes sense that they'd go the extra mile at Leghorn Chicken. More

Heartwarming Italian at Fiore's Delicatessen in West Town

Mike Gebert 3 comments

At what point does a place become more than the sum of its parts? At what point do you want to call it great, even if strictly speaking nothing you had was? More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Beef at Roots Handmade Pizza

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

Not that we need some Iowa perspective on our native sandwich, but it's obvious that the restaurant is attempting to address certain issues of most Italian beefs, which is mostly a good and noble thing. More

Italian Sub at D'Amato's

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

If you consider yourself an Italian sub aficionado—and why wouldn't you want to be?— you probably know the name D'Aamto's well. But recently the bakery decided to stop just being the purveyor of great bread for Italian subs, and started making the subs itself. More

Scenes From the 'Food Porn Party' at the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival

Events Dennis Lee 2 comments

The night we went to was titled "The Food Porn Party." Yes, you read that right. Check out some of the bites, shenanigans, and jorts. Yes, jorts. More

Eat This Now: Incredible Italian Beef at Bari

Nick Kindelsperger 8 comments

Swing by the esteemed Italian grocer on Grand Ave and you'll see an Italian beef special scrawled in black ink on a sheet of paper by the scale in the back (one of the employees assured me had been around for a month). Do me a favor and order one. It might be one of the best Italian beefs around. More

The Vegetarian Option: Farro Salad at TWO

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson Post a comment

The farro at TWO was some of the best-cooked I've had, tender but still firm in the middle, so it had the chewy texture I adore from this nutty grain. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Liz Grossman's West Town

Neighborhood Guides Amber Gibson 4 comments

As the managing editor for Plate, Liz Grossman keeps a pulse on what top chefs are doing all across the country. However, she still loves her favorite neighborhood spots in West Town, where she has lived for 12 years. More

Deep Fried Chicago: The Point

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

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. More

The Vegetarian Option: Pacific Northwest Tasting Menu at Green Zebra

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson 1 comment

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. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef Panini at Love's

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

The real wonder of the roast beef panini at Love's is how it feels physically heavy, but doesn't taste heavy. Substantial and satisfying, but not intense. More

A Sandwich a Day: Spanish Anchovy Sandwich at Duran European Sandwiches Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

What makes Duran European Sandwiches Cafe so, um, European? Well, the West Town shop specializes in tiny open-faced sandwiches, all of which are assembled ahead of time and arranged behind a large glass case. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sandwich at Iguana Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Before I dig in, I have a couple semi-serious questions. Is any sandwich that touches a panini press a panini? And is any sandwich with at least one Italian-inspired meat an Italian sandwich? More

Behind the Sweets: Lindsay Zamora Makes S'more Pie at Hoosier Mama Pie Co.

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 3 comments

Lindsay was kind enough to show me the process behind their S'more Pie. This is one of many rotating pies, so if you're craving this picture-perfect pie after clicking through the slideshow, be sure to call ahead for availability or better yet, give them at least 48 hours notice and place a special order. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sandwich at D'Agostino's

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

The Italian grinder at D'Agostino's in River West does its best to avoid anything resembling subtlety. All the salty and heavy meats (capicola, pepperoni, salami, and ham) fight for dominance on your palate, while a blanket of melted provolone covers as much as possible. More

Chicago Tacos: Tacos at Michelin-Starred Mexique

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Do tacos from a Michelin starred restaurant taste different? When Mexique landed a star a few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to find out. More

Chicago Tacos: Go Big or Go Home at Flo

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Usually, I'm in the minimalist taco camp. I like a place that can execute a filling and serve it on warm and pliant tortillas. But that's not what Flo does best. No, here you should go big. More

A Sandwich a Day: Falafel at Chickpea

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Finding falafel in the Loop is about as easy as picking a random storefront and walking in. (I am only slightly exaggerating.) But finding the fried specialty elsewhere in the city requires a little more planning. More

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