We don't want to get all hyperbolic, but we're unsure if any other neighborhood equals Lakeview in the quantity and diversity of its cheap eats. Sure, the Chicago classics are covered, including some of the best examples of burgers, hot dogs, and pizza in the city. But what we love the is the mix of new and old.
'5411 empanadas' on Serious Eats
This week, I checked out 5411's brick and mortar location, grabbed a handful of empanadas, and spoke to Ibarzabel about what it's been like to transition a food truck to a permanent location, the differences between a restaurant and a food truck, and the importance of a good empanada filling.