If you prefer an airy and light pretzel, slicked with butter and lightly sprinkled with salt, the offering at The Radler is your guy. But if you like some crispness and perhaps a dark mahogany crust on your pretzel, you might want to look elsewhere.
'open thread' on Serious Eats
"Where should I eat in the West Loop?" We get asked this all the time, and while it's never been an especially easy question to answer, it's only gotten harder over the past year.
We need your help. What places should we try that we haven't already covered? Any cuisines or neighborhoods you feel like we've neglected?
With 2013 winding down almost as quickly as the temperature is plummeting, it's time to reflect, which inevitably leads me to consider all the delicious things I've eaten this year. But which new restaurant did you love the most?
Is hand-slicing pastrami and corned beef always 100 percent better? Or do people actually prefer the two classic deli meats sliced paper thin?
Fall brings with it a renewed sense of purpose, plus it's as good a time as any to take a look at the numerous new restaurants planning to open up in Chicago soon.
What is your favorite vegetarian meal in Chicago? Do you like to splurge, or do you prefer getting your vegetarian fix at neighborhood places?
How are you dealing with the heat wave? Do you cool down with ice cream, or do you embrace the sweat and go for spicy food?
This week we explored the ins and outs of dining with a great view, but as great as gazing out a window can be, we realize there are times when the weather is so pleasant you'd rather be on the other side of that glass.
Take a walk on N. Rush St. and see if you can go more than a block without running into an establishment with a massive charred ribeye on its menu. Yet, we've mostly turned our back on this aspect of the Chicago dining scene. We're hoping to change that soon, but first we wanted to get your opinion: what's the best steak in Chicago?