Considering the amount of effort lavished on their drink menus, it makes sense that bars would eventually get around to crafting better snacks. And by better I mean that the snacks are now made of pork.
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Maybe it's just me, but I've never imagined seafood restaurants as being very brunch-centric. I mean, I don't think fishermen eat brunch and sip bottomless mimosas. But GT Fish & Oyster debunks my preconceptions by seamlessly incorporating seafood and fish into a brunch format, in one of the loveliest brunch settings in town.
For a time there, it felt like every restaurant was contractually obligated to serve a Caesar salad. Luckily, a new wave of restaurants have reclaimed the salad, lavishing attention on the once neglected dish.
It's hard to think of another dish as comforting or familiar as macaroni and cheese. But even though it's generally regarded as a simple dish comprised of two components, there are a shocking number of ways to get the job done. No matter your personal preference, there's a macaroni and cheese in Chicago out there for you.
River North, the neighborhood just north of the Chicago River, has no shortage of exceptional restaurants. But eating cheaply here is a totally different prospect, one that requires planning and some serious detective skills.
A few years ago if you asked me about fish tacos in Chicago, I would have gone silent, blanked, and probably gotten a little depressed that there weren't many options. But thanks to mostly new joints, there is now an impressive fried fish scene in Chicago, one that I can't wait to show off.
We may be far from either coast, but Chicago is in the midst of a love affair with the oyster, as almost every new restaurant touts its fresh oyster program. But oysters require constant care and attention, and the best places we found dedicate serious resources to doing things right. Here are some of our favorites.
With summer winding down, the next few weeks may present our last chance for months to enjoy the gifts of the season in their freshest, most robust, most immediate form. And one of the shining emblems of summertime is surely fresh corn.
Just as oysters seemed to pop up at each new restaurant opening last year in Chicago, now lobster rolls seem to be everywhere. Of course, not all lobster rolls are created equal. Here are eight you should try now.
Welcome to National Sandwich Month at Serious Eats Chicago! For the next four weeks, we'll be taking an in-depth look at the best bites between two slices of bread. First up are the best looking sandwiches we've eaten so far in 2012.
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.