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Chicago Mexican

Mexique (Chicago)

By on March 26, 2017

I’d been wanting to try Mexique ever since Top Chef Season 11, the season where Chicago-native Chef Carlos Gaytan cooked feast-for-your-eyes Mexican food until he got kicked off two episodes before the finale.

The Mexique (1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642) menu features just some plain irresistible-sounding dishes. Mexican…

Chicago Italian Pizza

Coda Di Volpe (Chicago)

By on October 23, 2016

I’ll admit that I hold Italian food to a higher standard than other cuisine; I’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants in Italy and I grew up eating Italian food. Tomato sauce is in my blood. That being said,¬†I was flabergasted¬†by the Italian food at the just-opened Coda…


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Chicago Pizza

Pequod’s Pizza (Chicago)

By on September 13, 2016

Here’s the clincher with Pequods pizza: they have this awesome way of burning the crust on the edges so that the crust caramelizes, you eat it, and then your taste buds simultaneously implode and explode.

This is the pizza place you take out-of-towners to when they ask you to present…

MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

Matt is a former Sous Chef and now CEO of Ice Nine Online, a digital marketing company based out of Chicago. He's an avid eater and adventurer, always looking to try the newest bites and find exciting experiences in his home city of Chicago and around the world.