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13 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

It's never been a better time to feast on fried chicken sandwiches in Chicago. While there are more options than we could ever catalog, here is a collection of some of our favorites. More

Staff Picks: What's the Best Burger in Chicago?

Staff Picks The Serious Eats Chicago Team 30 comments

There's never been a better time for burgers in Chicago. Sure, there are an insane number of options, but there also are dozens of different styles. So no matter whether you like your burgers enormous and grilled or thin and griddled, there is an all-beef patty out there for you. More

Watch Tony Bezsylko Bake the Best Bread in Chicago at Cellar Door Provisions

Nick Kindelsperger 18 comments

Every single loaf of bread at Cellar Door Provisions is created using a ridiculously inefficient and slow system. But the result is the best bread I've ever tried in Chicago. 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

The Serious Eats Guide to Conquering Eataly Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

Let there be no mistake, Eataly Chicago is big. With 63,000 square feet of space, dozens upon dozens of aisles of groceries, and 22 (or so) different restaurants and bars, where do you even begin? I made over 10 separate visits to help find out. More

Kathy's 10 Favorite Bites from 5 Days in Chicago

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

A friend and I found plane tickets on a whim, Chicago in February? Why not! We piled on scarves and thick socks, the heavy duty winter boots, our warmest coats, and off we went. Here are my 10 favorite bites. More

The Best Dry-Aged Steaks in Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

I had a hunch that the many of Chicago's best steaks weren't in steakhouses. So I took a more circuitous route, one that still allowed for a few traditional heavy hitters, but left just as many behind. Here are the results. More

The 10 Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago You've Probably Never Tried

Nick Kindelsperger 38 comments

Turns out there is a whole world of unexplored Italian beefs hiding in plain sight—ones that use high quality meat that is shaved to order. You just need to know where to look. More

Put the Lime on the Fish and Eat Them Both Together: 10 Ceviches We Love in Chicago

Chicago Lindsey Howald Patton Post a comment

Ceviche in Chicago comes in many shapes and sizes, portions and prices. Here's a broad sampling from the whole refreshingly citrusy gamut. More

South Side Eats: 12 Essential Dishes Below 35th Street in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

Some of the most quintessential Chicago eats are below 35th street: The best rib tips and hot links in the city; my absolute favorite old-school burger; birria better than any other I've ever sampled. Get the picture? More

Staff Picks: What's the Best Pizza in Chicago?

Staff Picks Nick Kindelsperger 45 comments

It's a time of transition for Chicago pizza. With the critically beloved Great Lake either temporarily closed or gone for good, what better time to take stock and ask our writers about their favorite pizza? More

We Eat Everything at Smoque BBQ in Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 9 comments

Unlike just about every other barbecue restaurant I've been to, everything on Smoque BBQ's menu, from the ribs and brisket to the beans and corn bread, is worth ordering. And that's exactly what a group of us did. More

The Best Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwich in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Pulled pork is the most ubiquitous barbecue in Chicago, but it's not always the best. While it took some effort to track down, there is pulled pork worth celebrating here. More

15 Foods on a Stick We Love in Chicago

Chicago Dennis Lee Post a comment

Food on a stick is extraordinarily versatile—you have skewers, kababs, satay, Japanese grilled food, and lots more. And the best part about food on a stick? It's just plain fun! More

Restaurants with Great Views in Chicago Where the Food Doesn't Suck

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 8 comments

Is it possible to reconcile my child-like love of a sweeping view of Chicago with my totally reasonable desire to never eat terrible food? More

10 Best Bars with Food in Chicago

Chicago Josh Conley 3 comments

Making top ten lists is never easy, especially when food is involved. The bars I frequented in Chicago ranged from hip brewpubs to German comfort food. It's all a delicate balance, plugged into a very unofficial, highly subjective formula. But when I return to Chicago, if I were to go back to ten bars, it would be these. More

19 Cheap Eats We Love in Bridgeport

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

After covering cheap eats in The Loop and on the North Side, it's about time I start to explore the plentiful options on the South Side. To start things off, I decided to go with Bridgeport, a neighborhood I thought I knew pretty well. I was wrong. More

10 Pretzels We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 6 comments

Does anyone know when the great pretzel invasion of Chicago began? Regardless, what's especially interesting is that there are now numerous styles of pretzels to dig into. More

10 Dishes We Love at Chicago's Hot Dog Stands (Besides Hot Dogs)

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

So many stories about hot dogs have gone up this month, you may wonder whether we eat anything else in Chicago. But some of my favorite hot dog stands serve items that are just as good, and in some cases, even better than the dogs. More

The 10 Best Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 13 comments

It was clear from the moment I moved here that Chicago cared about its hot dogs more than any other place I'd ever been. And after five years of searching, here are my ten favorite Chicago-style hot dogs. More

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