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Eat This Now: Piemontese Boneless Ribeye at Eataly's La Carne

Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Last Friday, I feasted on a 28-day Piemontese dry-aged ribeye at Eataly's La Carne, and there is no question that it deserves to be included on any list of the best steaks in Chicago, even if it doesn't look or taste like any other steak in town. More

Grilling Steak at Home? Pick Up Some Dry-Aged Steaks at Joseph's Finest Meats in Dunning

Titus Ruscitti 9 comments

Chicago has some really nice new butcher shops, but they lack the neighborhood atmosphere (and friendly prices) that a place like Joseph's Finest Meats in the northwest neighborhood of Dunning brings. As soon as you step inside and grab your ticket, you're greeted with a hello. The sweet sound of saw blades in use is the only music. More

Meet the Maker of Q7 Ranch's Hot Dog

Meet the Maker Johnny Auer Post a comment

There's a Western-style cattle ranch with 1,000 acres of pasture less than 100 miles from the Chicago Loop. We're talking Billy Crystal and Bruno Kirby in City Slickers stuff here. The land itself is the ecosystem and living quarters for Quarter Circle Seven Ranch's nearly 600 grass-fed steers. More

Standing Room Only: Al's #1 Italian Beef

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 13 comments

"It's not everyone's favorite beef, but it just happens to be mine." Al's #1 Italian Beef 1079 W. Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60607 (map); 312-226-4017 The Short Order: The original Italian beef, in all its tender glory. Want Fries with... More

Standing Room Only: Pop's Italian Beef

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

"This impossibly tender beef is one of the best I've sampled in Chicago." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Pop's Italian Beef 10337 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago IL 60655 (map); 773-239-1243 The Short Order: Succulent Italian beef with crunchy giardineria . Want Fries... More

Standing Room Only: Scatchell's Beef and Pizza

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

Don't come here for the pizza. Come for one of the best Italian beef sandwiches in Chicago. [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Scatchell's Beef & Pizza 4700 W. Cermak Road, Cicero IL 60804 (map); 708-656-0911 The Short Order: Thinly sliced Italian Beef... More

Chicago's Honey 1 BBQ

Ed Levine 5 comments

"From the sidewalk I saw the rectangular smoker that looked like, yes, an aquarium." Owner and aqua-smoker pitmaster Robert Adams (bottom right). [Photographs: Robyn Lee] We were just off the plane, we were hungry, and we were on our way... More

Serious Sandwiches: The Gage's Brisket Sandwich

Zach Brooks 4 comments

Photograph from Fabrizio Rizzo on Flickr Whiskey can be an amazing or terrible cooking ingredient depending on who is using it. For example, Jack Daniels in the hands of an old college roommate led to some pretty obscenely terrible... More

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