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Experience Chicago's Noble Cheap Steak Tradition at El Azteca

Mike Gebert 5 comments

All you need is steak with a couple of cebollitas (grilled green onions), which seems to be what all these steak combinations come down to. More

Fantastic Flor de Calabaza at El Huarache de Maria

Mike Gebert 3 comments

El Huarache de Maria means "Maria's Slipper," and it specializes in the long freshly-made tortillas called huaraches, which here would seem to suggest that Maria wears a 27EEEE. So that's what the flor de la calabaza go on here, and combined with their smoky, robust refried beans, it's a first-rate version. More

Somethin' Sweet Donuts Serves Hardworking Doughnuts for the City that Works

Mike Gebert 4 comments

They're not artisan doughnuts, they're just doughnuts, less than a buck apiece, and darned good. In short, hardworking doughnuts for the city that works. More

Try Everything But the Tacos at La Chilangueada

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

I visited La Chilangueada to try one thing, but that plan changed fast. Now I'm kind of convinced that La Chilangueada is one of the best all-around taquerias in Chicago, especially on the North Side. More

Deep Fried Chicago: Central Gyros

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 2 comments

Like most places that fly under the radar, Central Gyros is worth a look. Though I'll leave dispatch of the namesake itself to abler hands, their fried offerings are well within my enthused purview. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Beef at Marco's Beef & Pizza

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

The Italian beef at Marco's Beef and Pizza in Belmont Cragin is a beauty—tender, beefy, and spicy. Why I am so shocked? More

Standing Room Only: Even the Gyro Burger Can't Save Ody's Drive Inn

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Drive west on Grand Ave. far enough and eventually you'll find Ody's Drive Inn. Doesn't matter if you're looking for it, it'll make itself known. Painted bright red and yellow, it calls out, beckoning hungry travelers to pull in. Perhaps that's just me. More

Sausage City: The Original Gene's Sausage Shop

Sausage City Blake Royer 2 comments

I've already written about Gene's Sausage Shop in Lincoln Square, a beautiful, pristine place that almost glistens, with modern refrigerators, fresh produce, a wine selection, and a beer garden on top. But many of the sausages you see there originate at a more unassuming shop on Belmont Avenue much further west: the original Gene's Sausage Shop. It's a little rougher around the edges, a little more faded, and a lot more charming. More

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