We don't want to get all hyperbolic, but we're unsure if any other neighborhood equals Lakeview in the quantity and diversity of its cheap eats. Sure, the Chicago classics are covered, including some of the best examples of burgers, hot dogs, and pizza in the city. But what we love the is the mix of new and old.
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These ten picks represent some of the dishes that I think are underrated and overlooked by most diners in Chicago. But before we go any further, I need to give you a fair warning: my recommendations are highly subjective and perhaps should not be trusted. Yes, I am dangerously biased.
Remember the first time you tried pad Thai? If you're not, you know, Thai, it was probably a moment of genuine discovery, one great step towards discovering the noodles of Asia. But which restaurant in Chicago serves the best version? Well, that's a question that turned out to be a lot harder than we first imagined.
From burgers to Thai beef salads, vegetarian diner food to Roman-style pizza, the restaurant options around Wrigley Field are surprisingly diverse and plentiful. Here are just some of my favorites places to stop before or after a Cubs game.