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Messing with Success: 12 BLT Variations We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Adding components to a BLT is a tough job. How do you improve something already so perfect? I decided to track down some of the restaurants truly making their mark on the BLT, either by adding an unexpected ingredient or by upping the ridiculousness. More

19 Cheap Eats We Love in Bridgeport

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

After covering cheap eats in The Loop and on the North Side, it's about time I start to explore the plentiful options on the South Side. To start things off, I decided to go with Bridgeport, a neighborhood I thought I knew pretty well. I was wrong. More

Better with Bacon: 13 Bacon Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

We love the dishes where the bacon is everywhere and nowhere, so all you can detect is the haunting aroma of smoke and the salty profile of the cure. But we are not immune to the pleasures of the occasional bacon overload, just so long as each calorie-laden fatty bite is worth the extra mile on the treadmill. More

7 Great Places to Buy Bacon in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

All bacon is not created equal. I knew that. Some slabs are simply better better than others—meatier, smokier, more, um, bacon-y. It became my job to find them in Chicago. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Badass B.L.T. at Mr. Spanky's

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

With a name like Mr. Spanky's, you're bound to expect hijinks, especially when the most popular item on the menu is called the Badass B.L.T. ($3.50). But while there is a little bit of that going on, what's most surprising is how compact and well thought out this sandwich is. More

Standing Room Only: Mr Spanky's Brings Chinese Stuffed Buns to Bridgeport

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Like many of my favorite stands in Chicago, Mr. Spanky's makes little sense and is all the better for it. For example, here you can procure house-made bacon and sausage, freshly prepared salads, and, just to throw the whole thing off, meaty mini-sandwiches served on a "custom made Chinese baked bun." More

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