Posts in category West Town

Get Your Hands Dirty With the Seafood Boil at th...

food and drinks at Mad Boiler in Chicago

As if Restaurant Row wasn’t already a foodies dream come true, the West Loop’s dining scene continues to grow and expand beyond the confines of Randolph. Head just a little bit south of Randolph to 1045 W. Madison Street and you’ll find the Mad Boiler, a Cajun seafood boil restaurant that opened a few months…

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Overcomes its Compet...

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Chicago Ramen Collage

When we last visited Kizuki Ramen at the end of winter, it was their first night of service. Though Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya is a chain spanning from Japan to the Pacific Northwest, they were breaking in a new staff, trying to get the whole menu together, and concerned about opening their first Midwestern location.…

Great Lakes Tattoo – 1st Annual Walk-Up Classic ...

great lakes tattoo storefront

A photo posted by greatlakestattoo (@greatlakestattoo) on Feb 11, 2016 at 8:02am PST Great Lakes Tattoo is taking everything that they've come to not fancy about mainstream tattoo conventions and proceeding to do the opposite. GLT's owner Nick Colella commented: "I feel that present-day tattooing and standardized tattoo conventions have gotten so far away from…

Twisted Spoke Celebrates 20 Wild Years of Bikes,...

skeleton on a motorcycle at the Twisted Spoke in Chicago

With its rusted metal exterior and a revolving skeleton motorcycle rider atop a “garden” of motorcycle parts, Twisted Spoke may seem a little intimidating upon first glance. While biker-themed, the bar attracts a wide range of customers to its easily accessible 500 N. Ogden Avenue thanks to their extensive selection of craft beer and whiskeys,…

Tasting the Spring Menu at Unite Urban Grill

stuffed Grilled Artichoke at unite

The West Town area over the past couple years has truly become a hip place to hang out thanks to trendy shops and boutiques and great restaurants. The latter includes Unite Urban Grill, a sleek and chill neighborhood steakhouse concept. I was invited to stop on by the Chicago Avenue restaurant to try out their new…

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