Boy, my Atkins diet has not been going well. Yes sir, I've been hitting the carbs pretty hard this past year in search of Chicago's best noodles. And looking back on 12 months' worth of Knockout Noodles columns, I feel confident when I say this is an exciting time to be a noodle lover in this town.
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As soon as I felt the first snap of a cold wind I immediately started to crave a huge bowl of soup. You know, the kind that warms you up and fortifies you for the rest of the day. Here are 13 flavorful and dynamic bowls to help you greet fall.
I thought I knew all there was to know about the bánh mì, but in the past few years, a number of new places have opened around Chicago hoping to appeal to the sandwich's growing fan base. I decided to sample the scene, to see if there was anything I was missing.
The menu at Bon Bon is divided between Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines—bánh mì meets bento box. And in addition to the sandwiches, there are warm Vietnamese noodle salads and two choices of phở, one vegan and one with beef. This is where things get serious.