A generous mound of griddled corned beef and pastrami draped with a thin slice of melty provolone is topped with the ubiquitous tomatoes, fresh cut fries, and seasoned coleslaw. The meat was tender and nicely caramelized, and though bountiful, the toppings were actually quite subtle.
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Every other week we like to bring you another Neighborhood Guide, which details the places local chefs and food writers actually frequent in their on 'hoods. Last time, Time Out's Julia Kramer gave us a rundown of Wicker Park (with just a little bit of Bucktown thrown in for good measure). This week, Phil Rubino, the new chef de cuisine at Moderno, walks us through Wrigleyville.
From burgers to Thai beef salads, vegetarian diner food to Roman-style pizza, the restaurant options around Wrigley Field are surprisingly diverse and plentiful. Here are just some of my favorites places to stop before or after a Cubs game.
I wasn't expecting much from Lucky's Sandwich Co, a local shop that is probably best known for appearing on the first season of Man vs. Food, when host Adam Richman ate three of Lucky's towering turkey sandwiches. Fortunately, that is not the case...at all.
We did battle with Buffalo wings all over our city to assemble a fantasy roster of our favorites and, most importantly, crown a champion. Overall, we were surprised to discover such a broad range of quality and variety within such narrow confines as the traditional Buffalo wing.