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10 Essential Mexican Dishes in Chicago for Cinco de Mayo

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

After five years in Chicago, I've tired more than my fair share of Mexican restaurants (probably in the hundreds right now). So with Cinco de Mayo coming up on Sunday, I decided to pick out the essential Mexican dishes in Chicago. More

Best Chicago Tacos of 2012

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

How many great tacos are there in Chicago? Well, there are enough that I was able to try a new restaurant or taqueria every week for a year and never come close to exhausting the possibilities. Sure, some were simply mediocre, while others were merely adequate, but occasionally I'd stumble upon a true find. More

Huarache Glory at Huaraches Dona Chio in Chicago

Michael Nagrant 6 comments

The huarache, sort of like a Mexican version of pizza, is a sandal-shaped flatbread made of corn masa. My favorite is usually from Chicago's Maxwell Street Market, where sunbaked abuelas hand-pat big balls of corn meal with their crinkly-skinned hands, throwing their efforts on the grill until the air fills with corn perfume. More

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