Posts in category Chicago Eats

Easter in Chicago ? 33 Restaurant Specials for 2...

Easter in Chicago 33 Restaurant Specials 2016

Easter in Chicago is a phenomenal time of the year. Not only is the weather warming, but there are also an abundant amount of restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding area offering food and drink specials to warm you on the inside. Have a relaxing brunch with friends or a welcoming dinner with family? or […]

Imperial Lamian Brings Authentic Chinese Food to...

Authentic Chinese Imperial Lamian River North

Chicago has been taken over by a fever for Japanese ramen noodles. Within walking distance from my apartment alone, I can think of four places I could go for noodles. Jakarta, Indonesia-based Imperial Lamian, a restaurant group with more than 20 locations, picked Chicago?s ramen-centric food scene as an opportunity to bring their brand of […]

21 St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Celebrations in ...

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St.Patrick’s Day in Chicago is kind of a big deal. The city turns into one giant party and the river turns green. With a rich history of Ireland embedded into the city? everyone can feel a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Even though the actual holiday isn’t until March 17th, the festivities start early. […]

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Brings Authentic Jap...

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Chicago

A few years ago, most Chicagoans probably thought of ramen as the cheap microwave noodles they ate in college, but now the city is obsessed with the Japanese noodle-soup dish. The latest contender for best ramen bowl in the city is Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya in Wicker Park. What separates Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya from […]

Parts and Labor is Logan Square?s Hippest Burger...

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Burgers are one of America?s favorite comfort foods. Many of us have fond memories of going to the local burger joint with our parents and friends and enjoying some greasy goodness. For a lot of Chicago?s Southside residents, that burger joint was Grant?s Wonderburger in Mount Greenwood. While Wonderburger is now closed, Parts and Labor […]

Madison Public House ? A Logan Square Essential

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Madison Public House has been in business for nearly 3 years. Upon opening, they wanted to create an atmosphere that provided an all-in-one experience; they have succeeded. They may possess a bar appearance, but that is not strictly what they are. Rather than going to a bar and settling for whatever food they are offering, […]

Cooking Classes in Chicago ? Be Iron Chef not Ch...

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While eating out and exploring the extensive amounts of phenomenal restaurants in Chicago is insanely enjoyable? there is perhaps a better way to try new cuisine; cook it for yourself. There are a good amount of options for cooking classes in Chicago. They range from barbecue, to vegan, desserts and ethnic styles of cooking as […]

5411 Empanadas is Taking Over Chicago, One Pastr...

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5411 Empanadas is one of the fastest growing restaurant groups in the city. Named after the international dialing code for Buenos Aires, the group first opened in 2009 with a quality product and making deliveries to local Chicago businesses. That led to an incredibly successful food truck and their first physical location, which opened in […]

Jackson Avenue Pub in Naperville ? Killer Burger...

Jackson Pub Collage

Whenever I find myself in Naperville, Jackson Avenue Pub seems to be my go to spot (followed by Quigley’s Irish Pub). The atmosphere is pretty low-key and their food is spot on? especially if you have burgers on your mind. Atmosphere The interior of Jackson Avenue Pub isn’t the largest pub out there, but it […]

De Noche Mexicana Embraces Mexican Cuisine in Lo...

de noche mexicana in Logan Square interior

Gentrification has drastically transformed Logan Square in the last few years from a primarily Latino neighborhood to hipster paradise with both positive and negative results. For all the cool bookstores like Uncharted and great restaurants like Lula Caf and Longman & Eagle, there have been longtime businesses that have closed and residents forced out. However, […]