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Uncle John's Barbecue Legacy Lives On in Richton Park and on 47th Street

Joe Roy 4 comments

Four concentrated hours of barbecue later, I can safely say that the pilgrimage to Uncle John's Barbecue in Richton Park is worth the trek, though Uncle J's is your place if you're looking for a straight up taste of the original. More

South Side Eats: Unwrap the Fantastic Roti at Cafe Trinidad in Bronzeville

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One of the best ways to experience the unique cuisine at Cafe Trinidad in Bronzeville is in a roti, which one might describe as a burrito from the islands. More

South Side Eats: Sizing Up El Solazo's Carne en su Jugo

Titus Ruscitti 8 comments

You may remember today's stop from the South Side taco roundup published last month, but there is more to this restaurant than just cochinita pibil tacos. More

South Side Eats: Hot Dogs and Bacon Get Together at Delicias Mexicanas

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I'm excited to report that the wonderful Little Village staple Delicias Mexicanas has opened a second location. Now it's easier to find hot dogs con tocino—that is, hot dogs wrapped in bacon. More

15 Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's Chinatown

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Sticking under the $10 mark helped narrow the list down to the truly cheap, and I think it is better for it. These are the dishes to look for in Chinatown if you are really looking for a bargain. More

The Serious Eats Guide to Tacos on Chicago's South Side

Chicago Tacos Titus Ruscitti 13 comments

Happy National Taco Day! Here's 25 options from the South Side to help fill in all the lists that neglected an entire chunk of the city. Ready. Set. Taco! More

South Side Eats: Tony's Italian Beef

Titus Ruscitti 5 comments

The place is a great example of "all in the family," as those are the only people who worked here when they first got rolling. Today they still offer Grandpa Tony's housemade Italian beef, but there are also lot more options than there were originally. Basically, if you like sandwiches, you'll find one for you. More

South Side Eats: Grilled Biscuits and More at Ms. Biscuit

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Ms. Biscuit does both breakfast and lunch, with a menu featuring many of the typical soul food standards. While a couple of the skillets and combo plates looked tempting, you can't go into a place called Ms. Biscuit and not try an offering of their namesake dish. More

South Side Eats: Mama Nena's Shrimp House

Chicago Titus Ruscitti 9 comments

Two things you won't find a shortage of on the South Side are Mexican-owned mom and pop spots and fried shrimp shacks. Over on 43rd street, just West of Ashland in the shadow of the Union Stock Yards, you'll find the two combined at Mama Nena's Shrimp House. More

Behind the Scenes at Old Fashioned Donuts in Chicago

Chicago Joe Roy 4 comments

My initial plan to sample the entire menu was quickly dashed- by my rough count, there are at least 40 rotating options to choose from. No matter: the baker's dozen plus one that I walked off with provide a more than rounded picture of the shop's offerings. More

South Side Eats: 12 Essential Dishes Below 35th Street in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

Some of the most quintessential Chicago eats are below 35th street: The best rib tips and hot links in the city; my absolute favorite old-school burger; birria better than any other I've ever sampled. Get the picture? More

A Sandwich a Day: Breaded Steak Sandwich with Fried Cheese at Johnny O's

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

If you're in the mood for some gut-busting adventure, this is your sandwich. Just make sure to load it up with some spicy giardiniera, which nobly tries to cut through the grease. More

A Sandwich a Day: Jason's Favorite at Vito & Nick's

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

You don't visit for Vito & Nick's for a sandwich, but if one of your dining companions just ran a marathon or has a hole in his or her stomach that needs filling, then it is permissible to take a look at the remainder of the menu and order Jason's Favorite ($6.95). More

Standing Room Only: Fat Johnnie's Mother-In-Law Deserves Fame

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

Fat Johnnie's is mostly known as the home of the mother-in-law, a strange South Side original, where a hot dog's right and natural place on a bun is replaced by a cornmeal tamale. In theory, this should not work. And yet, miraculously, somehow the mother-in-law does. More

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