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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, […]

L’Appetito Chicago ? the Deli You’ve...

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As I’m sitting here reminiscing about my last visit to L’Appetito, which a friend of mine highly recommended, I find myself mowing down a sandwich that I just just whipped together in my kitchen. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for a simple, yet satisfying sandwiches? which is why delis areattractive to me. As simple […]

The General Direction For Your Beer & Taco ...

The General Chicago collage

The General, in Logan Square, is a hot spot for craft beer and satisfying food. Their focus is on soul food and artisan tacos? which is a mighty fine combination if you ask me. Their daily special is really one of the best in Chicago. For $8 you can have yourself any one of their […]

Davanti Enoteca : How to turn Hunger into Satisf...

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I found myself wandering the streets of Chicago one evening. I was aimlessly walking around snapping photos when the slight growl of my stomach made me realize that I had yet to eat anything that day. I made a couple phone calls to get recommendations from friends? with a handful in mind, I decided to […]

Boiler Room is Logan Square’s Best Dinner ...

Boiler Room Pizza Beer and Meatballs

I almost put the claim in the title as ” Boiler Room Chicago’s Best Dinner Deal ” but that would be a hard claim to fully backup. However, even with Chicago being so expansive and the food scene constantly exploding? Boiler Room remains as one of the best bangs for your buck in the city. […]

Challenge Your Tastebuds and They’ll Side ...

Albany Park?s Rojo Gusano

Chicago?s Albany Park is one of the most diverse areas in the city, if not the entire country. About half of the population of the neighborhood is made up of foreign-born immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Korean, Yugoslavia, Somalia, and many, many more countries. 40 languages are spoken in Albany Park?s schools and a walk down […]

I Drank Malort, Iodine and Lake Michigan Water T...

man drinking malort iodine and lake michigan water

I’ve been traveling outside of Chicago quite a bit lately. That is precisely why I felt the need to tap back into the city a little when I returned from my hiatus in December. I’m that guy that orders friends a shot of Malort if they’ve never had it before? heck, I even travel with […]

The Gold Coast?s Coconutz Takes Chicago to the T...

Coconutz Takes Chicago to the Tropics

It?s clear with a name like ?Coconutz? the owner?s of the Gold Coast?s newest bar don?t take themselves too seriously. Taking influences from traditional Tiki Bars, which has made a major comeback in recent years? and the Caribbean, Coconutz promises fun and the chance for Chicagoans who can?t escape the winter to embrace some warm […]