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Chicago New American

Home Bistro

By on May 19, 2012

BYOB, delicious and creative food, nice big portions, friendly wait staff. HB, you revved my engine. This is a must-go restaurant in Chicago.

The mussels are out of this world good. I had actually never ordered “Amsterdam Style” Mussels (just a big-ass bowl of mussels) at a restaurant before but…


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Chicago New American

The Publican

By on October 22, 2011

I was truly wowed by the food at The Publican.

Benton Country Ham — Imagine that bacon and butter met, hooked up, and the result was a soft bacon baby with all the flavor of prosciutto but with a texture like butter. Yeah, this is like that.

Oysters — We went…


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Chicago New American

Erwin (Now Closed)

By on April 17, 2011

Erwin’s location is kind of strange — a pretty empty (restaurant-wise) area on Halsted. The restaurant is worth making the trip for however — this place is a culinary gem.

The seasonal vegetables are what really make Erwin shine. I have eaten here twice, and while the protein is awesome…