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Eat This Now: Roast Beef Sandwich with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at Al's Deli

Nick Kindelsperger 6 comments

When I first heard about Al's Deli, I imagined some kind of kitschy version of a French deli, one with more polish than personality. In fact, it's just the opposite. Al's is the kind of idiosyncratic place that most neighborhood sandwich shops only wish they could be. More

Deep Fried Chicago: We Eat All the Fried Food at Wiener & Still Champion

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

Wiener & Still Champion has been on my list since I started writing about fried food, and I finally bit the bullet and braved the Kennedy and Edens the other night to see what all the fuss was about. Since it's such a jaunt for me, I decided to go all out and order every house made fried item, because why the hell not? More

A Sandwich a Day: Bacon Loretta at Sarkis Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

Sarkis Cafe is often confused with Sarks in the Park in Lincoln Park, but they aren't the same thing. Sure they serve some similar sandwiches and breakfast all day, but Sarkis doesn't deliver and it's been around forever. More

Chicagoland: Tongue-Singeing Thai at Thai O'Cha in Darien, IL

Jennifer Olvera 1 comment

Thai O'Cha in Darien is a hidden gem with all the greatest hits, well-prepared More

Underground Dining at Feast & Imbibe in Evanston

Chicago Amber Gibson Post a comment

Feast & Imbibe is an underground restaurant juxtaposing a casual atmosphere with a multi-course tasting menu presented by chef D'Andre Carter and beverage pairings by sommelier Heather Bublick. More

Chicagoland: World's Best Burgers at Fred's in Burlington, WI

Jennifer Olvera 5 comments

Fred's in Burlington, Wisconsin, has one amazing burger and great Parmesan-covered, house-made potato chips, too. More

Chicagoland: Seafood And 'Cue at Captain Porky's

Jennifer Olvera 1 comment

Captain Porky's in Wadsworth goes to great pains to source and serve some of the area's best barbecue and seafood, all under one wood-trimmed roof. More

A Sandwich a Day: Meatball Sub at Freddy's in Cicero, IL

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

If you haven't been introduced, meet the meatball sub at Freddy's Pizza. It's a monster of a sandwich. Each meatball is the size of a fist and served on a roll as long as a forearm (hey, I didn't have a tape measurer, and my arm was close). More

After Flood, Gene & Jude's Begins to Rebuild

News Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Gene & Jude's has been closed since mid-April due to flooding, but there was finally some good news over the weekend, when it announced that it was renovating the space. More

A Sandwich a Day: Jerk Chicken at De-Jred

A Sandwich a Day Josh Conley Post a comment

The jerk chicken sandwich ($5.99) sandwich tastes like the rich, moist chicken has been slow-cooked for hours in peppery jerk spices. More

Chicagoland: Terrific Tofu at Chinese Kitchen in Westmont

Jennifer Olvera 6 comments

Chinese Kitchen in Westmont serves authentic fare in an unassuming setting, with standout dishes like fried tofu with jalapenos and salt. More

Standing Room Only: Rand Red Hots is Ready for Spotlight

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

Rand Red Hots is not a copy of Gene & Jude's, Redhot Ranch, or any other minimalist hot dog stand in the area. It's actually unique, which is about as big of a compliment as I could give it. More

The Expected and Unexpected at Pulp Kitchen in Oak Brook Terrace, IL

Jennifer Olvera Post a comment

Unusual and everyday breakfast items make for an interesting experience at Pulp Kitchen in west suburban Oak Brook Terrace. More

Middle Eastern Morning at Al Bawadi Grill in Chicago's South Suburbs

Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Instead of eggs and bacon, consider Al Bawadi Grill, Al Mawal and Fattoush in the south suburbs of Bridgeview and Worth for a breakfast alternative. More

Devour Best-Ever Lemon Fries at Cross-Rhodes in Evanston, IL

Chicago Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Cross-Rhodes, a Greek diner in Evanston, serves lemon-bathed, feta-showered fries, plus other brightly flavored Mediterranean musts. More

On the Hunt for Dumplings and Noodles Along Ogden Avenue

Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Drive down Ogden Avenue from Westmont to Downers Grove and find standout dumpling houses, including ones in the International Mall as well as Katy's Dumpling House and the suburban outpost of Lao Sze Chuan. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pastrami on Onion Bialy at New York Bagel & Bialy Corporation

A Sandwich a Day Josh Conley 4 comments

The pastrami is a bit fatty (fine by me), savory, and luscious, with hints of smoke and lingering black pepper. More

Five Suburban Chicago Fried Chicken Faves

Chicago Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Evanston Chicken Shack, Hecky's Barbecue, Del Rhea's Chicken Basket, White Fence Farm and Rip's Tavern serve stellar fried chicken beyond city limits. More

Bar Eats: 3 Floyds Brewpub Worth the Trek to Indiana

Josh Conley 10 comments

The menu, like the beer, is unapologetically in your face with flavor you can't avoid. What hops are to the beer, salt is to these dishes. More

The Vegetarian Option: Vegetarienne Crêpe at Crêperie Saint Germain

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson Post a comment

If you're looking for meatless options at Crêperie Saint Germain, you could order a colorful beet salad or perhaps sweet potato gnocchi. But this is a crêperie, so naturally, you must order a crêpe. More

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