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22 Cheap Eats We Love in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

It's no secret that the neighborhoods of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood are stuffed with enticing options, but what is most exciting is the variety. Here you'll find old school German joints, cozy neighborhood gems, and perhaps the city's highest concentration of great Thai restaurants. More

The New Cookie Bar Goes Gluten-Free and Against the Grain

Lindsey Howald Patton Post a comment

Cookie Bar, in a new location, has gone all gluten-free; slimmed down its signature cookie offerings; and added cakes, breads, granola, and pies to the mix. More

A First Slice Pie Café Crawl

Lindsey Howald Patton 1 comment

First Slice Pie Café offers a simpler, old-fashioned slice that hearkens to picnics and church potlucks of the Midwest. All three North Side locations serve basically the same menu of homemade sweets and savory fare. More

The $7.75 Lunch Special at Aroy Thai

Lindsey Howald Patton 2 comments

Aroy Thai's weekday lunch special is a cheap and plentiful appetizer-and-main combo, one that leaves you wishing for a nap before heading back to the office. More

Savoring the Love & Light Smoothie at Earth's Healing Café

Lindsey Howald Patton Post a comment

Not only am I, as a bit of a health nut, helpless against a smoothie's nutritious charms, I also have a very specific soft spot for food that packs a variety of unexpected, yet somehow complementary, ingredients into one basic form. More

City Provisions Closes

News Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

It's with much sadness that we report that City Provisions closed on Monday. In an email sent out last night, Friedman thanked the community for its support and declared that he wasn't exactly going away. But he also admitted that the high cost of purchasing sustainable ingredients was the main issue. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Bonaparte at Marmalade

A Sandwich a Day Josh Conley 1 comment

I'm usually of the opinion that most sandwiches are nothing if not over-dressed, but the Bonaparte is a little too Spartan even for me. More

Sugar Rush: Oatmeal Shake at Tiztal Café

Sugar Rush Lindsey Becker 5 comments

I have attempted my own oatmeal smoothie creations in the past but was always disappointed in the result: a half mealy/half viscous not-quite-liquid that I couldn't decide if I wanted to drink like a smoothie or eat with a spoon. Tiztal's creation, on the other hand, somehow transforms oatmeal into a delightfully drinkable treat. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Country Bird at Pecking Order

A Sandwich a Day Josh Conley 1 comment

The Country Bird at Pecking order is ripe with thoughtful flavors and loved up with Filipino spices. It is then adorned with smoky, shaved Gouda and fresh Roma tomatoes. More

Behind the Sweets: Sharin Nathan Crafts Pumpkin Cupcakes at Sweet Sensations

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker Post a comment

Just over two years ago Sharin Nathan opened Sweet Sensations Pastry, which provides high quality scones, cookies, and cupcakes to the Ravenswood community. Check out how she makes her outstanding cinnamon custard-filled pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting. More

Chicago Tacos: Tacos Ensenada at Mixteco Grill

Chicago Tacos Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

As the only tacos on Mixteco Grill's dinner menu, the Tacos Ensenada ($7.00) could have been tacked on to appease picky eaters, but instead these two incredibly light fish tacos showcase the same level of care and craft that the restaurant puts in all of its other dishes. More

A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef Sandwich at City Provisions

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

At City Provisions, discard any notions of what you think a corned beef sandwich should look or taste like. Unlike most versions around town, the thinly slices feature visible marks of fat, so much so that each each bite almost tastes like fine Prosciutto. This is a good thing, especially since it never tastes greasy, just flavorful. More

Sugar Rush: Lemon Meringue Cupcake from Sweet Sensations

Sugar Rush Kate Bernot 1 comment

Bite into the lemon meringue cupcake at Sweet Sensations, and the gooey meringue quickly mingles with tart, sugary lemon curd. The concentrated citrus flavor puckers your mouth, while the fluffy meringue sticks happily to your lips. More

A Sandwich A Day: Garlic Sausage at Real Kitchen

A Sandwich a Day Lindsey Becker 2 comments

Most of Real Kitchen's food consists of a rotating menu of homemade classics meant to be picked up and reheated at home. Their sandwiches, however, are made to order. That includes the Garlic Sausage ($6.50), which comes split lengthwise with a bacon white bean puree and red onion marmalade spread on a hunk of Bennison's baguette. More

The Brunch Dish: The Lox Plate at City Provisions

The Brunch Dish Anna Deem Post a comment

Although Ravenswood's City Provisions is more known for its fresh and sustainable deli food and its catering, the Sunday-only brunch is not to be missed. Their interpretation of the lox plate proves that sometimes even the classics can benefit from a little updating. More

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