Whether you're looking for tacos, hot dogs, or Latin American/Korean fusion, Bucktown has so much to offer.
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Chicago is a steak taco town. Sure, we have loads of other enticing options, but if I had to pick the most common taco filling around, carne asada reigns supreme. Here are my eight favorite.
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My only ordering advice when visiting Las Asadas is this: if it comes from a cow, you probably want to order it. Sure, there are plenty of other contenders for the steak taco crown in Chicago, but Las Asadas is up there with the best.
If you could only have one last bite in Chicago, what would it be? It's a completely hypothetical question, one that is obviously meant to get a reaction, but it's something worth thinking about every now and again. We asked all the contributors on Serious Eats: Chicago to come up with one dish they'd eat if they only had one last meal in Chicago.
Las Aadas is a favorite in the northwest neighborhood for its late hours and made-on-the-spot Mexican cuisine. It's hard to go wrong with anything on the menu, but for the purposes of this blog, we'll stick to the torta menu.
Fresh from the griddle asada is chopped to order before being piled onto a toasted bolillo roll. The torta is bulked up with refried beans, shredded white cheese, cilantro, onion, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
The half-mile stretch of Western Avenue just north of the Blue Line stop (roughly from Cortland to Belden) is not exactly the most elegant road. But while it is easy to zoom by without noticing the scenery, you'd also miss one of my favorite places to eat in the city