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A Sandwich a Day: Tuna Melt at the Palace Grill Sandwich Shop

A Sandwich a Day Sarah Song 5 comments

Tuna melts are my kryptonite, which explains that whenever I'm at a diner I have to order one. The tuna melt at Palace Grill certainly looks like an impressive, golden, mountain mass of sandwich that you can't wait to get your grubby hands on. More

The Brunch Dish: Boozy BrunchiNG at iNG

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 2 comments

Dovetailed with iNG's current craft beer-themed dinner menu, the "Chicago Craft Beer Brunch Menu" is at once perplexing, exciting, and enticing. More

A Sandwich a Day: Apple Pie Sandwich at Spicy Monkey Soup Company

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

This post title is clearly misleading, right? An apple pie sandwich? Yep, you read it right, except it's nothing like you think—it's a type of grilled cheese. More

Eat This Now: J. P. Graziano's Muffuletta Sandwich Special

Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

When Jim Graziano reached out to me to let me know about a muffuletta sandwich special available now through Fat Tuesday, I was beyond intrigued. Though he offered to send a picture, I had no interest in looking at the offering—I wanted to eat it. More

Don't Miss the El Lomito Sandwich at La Sirena Clandestina

A Sandwich a Day Dennis Lee 1 comment

If you guys miss out on the el lomito at La Sirena Clandestina, I will never forgive you. This is one of the best sandwiches I've eaten in a while. Even though I just had it, I want to run over and eat another one. More

My Favorite Dish at Chicago's First Bites Bash

Events Joe Roy Post a comment

Serving a good, representative bite to hundreds of guests is a challenge. Which is what made the ceviche mixto I sampled from El Barco Mariscos such a revelation. More

What's Your Favorite Restaurant in the West Loop?

The Serious Eats Chicago Team 16 comments

"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. More

First Impressions of Next's Chicago Steakhouse

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

Instead of offering a modern interpretation of what a steakhouse could be, Next drew inspiration from the Mad Men era (that's the 50s and 60s for the rest of you). You won't find any deconstructed or overly manipulated dishes on the menu. This is just about pure gluttony and more butter than you could ever dream of. More

A Sandwich A Day: Sassy Roast Beef at Nohea Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean Post a comment

Roast beef isn't usually my first choice for a sandwich, but after having the Sassy Roast Beef ($8.75) at Nohea Cafe, it makes me seriously wonder why. More

Publican Quality Meats is Worth Planning Your Day Around, But it's Not Required

Joe Roy 3 comments

Up the street at Publican Quality Meats, they're just waiting for the big party in the back to pay the bill and we can be seated right away. Bingo. More

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Katsu Sandwich at BellyQ

A Sandwich a Day Molly Durham Post a comment

The chicken katsu ($11) at BellyQ was ten times more intense than I thought it would be when I ordered it. Yet, not in the way I imagined. More

First Look: Tim Havidic's Street Food Menu at iNG

First Look Amber Gibson 2 comments

Similar to restaurants like Next and Sixteen, iNG changes its entire menu concept every few months. The playful restaurant known for its flavor-tripping Miracle Berry is currently showcasing street food, the first menu by new executive chef, Tim Havidic. More

Escolar Ceviche at the Publican

Chicago Lindsey Howald Patton 14 comments

Although this "ceviche" was actually an Italian-style crudo, the flavors of olive oil, grapefruit, and cracked black pepper were beautifully balanced atop silky-smooth raw escolar. More

Eat This Now: Killer Late-Night Chilaquiles at Au Cheval

Jamie Feldmar 2 comments

The first time I ever tried chilaquiles was in Sayulita, a small surfing town on Mexico's west coast. My Spanish was wobbly, so I didn't exactly know what I was getting in to when I pointed at the word on the menu, but I do know that I've been hooked on the stuff ever since. So when I heard about the late-night Chilaquiles (17.95) at Au Cheval, I knew I needed to stay up past my bedtime to see what all the fuss what about. More

Going Gluten Free at Kabocha

Gluten Free Rachel Gillman Post a comment

Although Kabocha is tucked away from the foot traffic of Randolph, it's worthy of a slight detour from restaurant row. That's especially true if you are gluten-free. More

What's it Like to Sit through Next's 23-Course Vegan Menu?

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 16 comments

What happened to Chicago? When did this meat-obsessed, stock-yard city become so obsessed with vegetables? Not to be outdone, Dave Beran, the executive chef at Next, crafted a 23-course vegan menu for the summer. More

The Brunch Dish: Brunch Bows With a Bang at Avec

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac Post a comment

Avec is the biggest score for brunch since Roscoe combined chicken and waffles. And just as at dinnertime, their brunch menu is full of deviceful twists and turns, putting a distinct stamp on the Sunday ritual. More

Eat This Now: Three Little Pigs at iNG

Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

These supple baozi are stuffed with a luscious mixture of braised pork and served in a smoked trotter broth with crunchy cracklings on the side. Even though this was my second dinner of the night, I could have eaten a dozen more of these things. More

The Brunch Dish: Boho-chic Bites at RM Champagne Salon

The Brunch Dish Matt Kirouac 1 comment

When a place like RM Champagne Salon begins serving brunch, I expect glitz and glamor and beautiful people. Their newly instated "boho brunch" did not disappoint. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Catherine De Orio's West Loop

Neighborhood Guides Amber Gibson Post a comment

As the new Check, Please! host, Catherine De Orio can't play favorites by naming restaurants that might appear on the show, but she shared several of her favorite places for food that aren't sit-down restaurants. More

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