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For Now, Stick to the Sausage at Gyros on the Spit

Joe Roy 6 comments

What Gyros on the Spit lacks in execution, it makes up for in potential. More

A Sandwich a Day: Brother Rob's Smoked Pork Sandwich at Patsy's Pub & Grill

A Sandwich a Day Sarah Song 2 comments

The pork is falling-apart tender, with just the right amount of fatty bits and burnt edges to give it textural appeal. More

The Brunch Dish: Brunch Ahoy at Fish Bar

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 3 comments

Far beyond cured salmon, the restaurant does a stellar job proving that a seafood spot can serve brunch just as handily as the other stroller magnets around town. More

Popcorn Asylum Takes Popcorn Seriously in Lakeview

Lindsey Howald Patton 1 comment

This new gourmet popcorn shop is an anti-fake-powder kind of place, dedicated to using real food—from real maple syrup to local beer to fresh fruit dehydrated in-house. More

Learning the Ways of the Crawfish Boil at Toon's Bar & Grill

Joe Roy 5 comments

I was lucky enough to snag a ticket and get a behind the scenes look at just what goes into one of these boils. And get really, really full on crawfish. More

The Iskender Kebab at Cafe Orchid is the Deep Dish Pizza of Turkish Food

Mike Gebert 3 comments

Iskender Kebab is a robust dish with strips of meaty lamb doner, brightly acidic warm tomato sauce, and tart cool yogurt, all tossed with bread cubes—a riot of bright contrasts amid the general subtlety of wholesomeness. More

Eat This Now: Double Cheeseburger at Redhot Ranch

Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

While it's a shame Redhot Ranch doesn't carry pickles, it's best not to let a minor issue get in the way of a genuinely excellent new burger option in Chicago. More

The Brunch Dish: Italian Sausagefest at City Dough

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

Amidst the flurry of re-imagined diners, City Dough stands as one of the best examples of the template. From the polished, sunny vibe to the jovial servers and heartwarming, heart attack-inducing menu, the restaurant is what diner dreams are made of. More

A Sandwich a Day: Buffalo Chicken French Dip at Schoolyard

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 4 comments

I loved the idea of this sandwich. A buffalo chicken french dip? Why didn't I come up with that? More

The Brunch Dish: Comfort Revisited at Hearty

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 1 comment

"Comfort revisited" is the culinary mantra at Hearty, a restaurant rooted in reinvigorated nostalgia and a hefty dose of whimsy. More

The Brunch Dish: Kegs & Eggs at DryHop Brewers

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

This comfortable, crafty addition to East Lakeview could very well be the new quintessential Chicago brunch haven, not terribly crowded, accessible and comforting to all, with a menu rife with decadent and inventive American brunch fare. More

A Sandwich a Day: Not So Common Crisp at Crisp

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham 4 comments

There aren't any surprises with this sandwich: it's the awesome Crisp fried chicken in a different outfit. More

Sugar Rush: Ice Cream Trio at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Lakeview

Sugar Rush Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Extra creamy and creatively flavored, Jeni's has a remarkably ability to make other ice cream seem one dimensional—like it's missing something. Though Jeni's has been shipping to Chicago for years, I was still excited when the company announced plans for a permanent scoop shop in Lakeview. More

The Brunch Dish: Hutch Gets Crafty With Comfort Food Cravings

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 1 comment

As with any good American comfort food spot, the brunch menu at Hutch is borderline overkill. It toes the line between heinously indulgent and "oh, wouldn't it be cute to try croissant French toast?" More

A Sandwich a Day: Fish Sandwich at Hutch

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

Sometimes a fish sandwich, while great, is so covered in fried batter that you don't really feel like you're eating fish at all. This is not one of those sandwiches. Instead, the fish sandwich ($14) at Hutch is the kind that keeps it simple. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sesame-Chili Shrimp Banh Mi at Del Seoul

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

Thanks to the delicately breaded and fried shrimp, it's lighter than most banh mi I've tried. The menu says this one doesn't have the Korean red pepper aioli, but it was totally on mine and I count as a victory. More

Wild Side: Silkworms and Frog Legs at Four Belly

Dennis Lee 11 comments

When I heard that a brand spankin' new restaurant in Lakeview, Four Belly, was serving up things like silkworms, I knew I had to try them and share my experience. More

TGI Fri-Day: Crispy Onchoy Salad at Andy's Thai Kitchen

TGI Fry-Day Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

As far as I'm concerned, a salad can only be improved by addition of meat, or, better yet, something fried--anything, really, to remove the notion that I'm eating something vaguely positive for my arteries. So the Crispy Onchoy Salad ($12) at Andy's Thai Kitchen in Lakeview is basically my dream dish. More

First Look: Ian Flowers Chats about The Bentley Tavern's Menu

First Look Amber Gibson 3 comments

The Bentley Tavern, opening in Lakeview next week, is inspired by classic Manhattan (think Lexington Brass), as evidenced by the raw bar with East Coast oysters and subway tile decor. Executive chef Ian Flower wants the restaurant to be a charming, approachable neighborhood destination. More

Deep Fried Chicago: Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy Post a comment

When Cheesie's isn't griddling the majority of its menu, it's dropping the rest in hot oil. Melted cheese, a hot griddle, and fried food? Now I'm blushing. More

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