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9 Other Barbecue Sandwiches We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

If it can be smoked and doesn't have bones (sorry rib tips), it can probably be stuffed between two slices of bread, slathered in sauce, and devoured. We covered pulled pork on Monday, but here are some of our other favorite barbecue sandwiches in Chicago. 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

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

Staff Picks: What's the Best Hot Dog in Chicago?

Staff Picks The Serious Eats Chicago Team 12 comments

When it comes to hot dogs, Chicagoans have opinions. We care where they are made, who serves them, and what tops them. We will drive all over the city to satisfy a craving, passing lesser stands that just aren't quite good enough. More

6 Places to Eat Ramps in Chicago

Chicago Amber Gibson 4 comments

Why are Chicago chefs so obsessed with ramps? Well, they are our city's namesake, but they also make a tasty flavor accent for anything from risotto to lobster tacos. More

A Sandwich a Day: BBQ Brisket Sandwich at Allium

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

It's a brisket sandwich's birthright to be a meaty mess, with juicy smoke-laden meat punctuated by crunchy burnt ends. Fortunately, chef Kevin Hickey knows this. More

We Eat Everything at Chicago's Hamburger Hop 2012

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For the third year in a row, Chicago Gourmet—an epic weekend of feasting in Millennium Park—was launched with a burger competition, also known as the Hamburger Hop. For the first year, I decided to try all of them. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Carrie Nahabedian's Streeterville and Gold Coast

Neighborhood Guides Amy Cavanaugh 6 comments

Carrie Nahabedian has been turning out graceful plates at Naha since 2000, but when she's not serving up Mediterranean-influenced American dishes, you'll find her in Streeterville and the Gold Coast, where she's made her home for the past 12 years More

Staff Picks: Best Ice Cream in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 7 comments

Where is the best ice cream in the city? That's the question we asked our contributors. The picks ranged from new restaurants in the Gold Coast to classic joints on the South Side. More

Scenes from the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Last night, some of the best chefs in Chicago set up shop in Lincoln Park for the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit, which helps raise money for educational initiatives at the market. The original plan was to try and eat every single dish, but considering there were over 80 restaurants at the event, I had to make do with sampling as much as I could. I did pretty well. More

Staff Picks: Our Last Bites in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 8 comments

If you could only have one last bite in Chicago, what would it be? It's a completely hypothetical question, one that is obviously meant to get a reaction, but it's something worth thinking about every now and again. We asked all the contributors on Serious Eats: Chicago to come up with one dish they'd eat if they only had one last meal in Chicago. More

21 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 8 comments

The best part about grilled cheese is that simplicity is part of the deal. This sandwich is as good now as it was when we were eight years old. But even we were surprised by how many great grilled cheese sandwiches there are out there. This list is by no means complete, but here are 21 grilled sandwiches we are currently infatuated with in Chicago More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Kevin Hickey's Bridgeport

Neighborhood Guides Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Chef Kevin Hickey may spend his days in the Gold Coast, cooking elegant comfort food at his brand new restaurant, Allium, but after service is over, he returns to Bridgeport, the same neighborhood he grew up in. As you can imagine, this makes him one of the best guides possible to the South Side neighborhood, because not only has opinions on where to eat, but he also knows the families behind the establishments. More

The Serious Eats Chicago Dog Style Guide

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 38 comments

Here's the thing: Most people think that the Chicago dog has an inflexible formula, one set down from on high, which mandates a certain seven toppings that must be included or the whole deal is off. But the reality I've encountered over the many years I've been searching for the best hot dog in Chicago is far more varied and interesting. Here's the guide to make sense of it all. More

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