Chicago Japanese

Gaijin (Chicago)

on
February 2, 2020

If there’s a better way to consume shaved ice than the Kakigori at Gaijin, I don’t want to know about it.

I’d never ever heard of…

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Chicago Steakhouse

Penumbra (Chicago)

on
January 23, 2020

Dollar for dollar, I don’t think there’s a better steakhouse in Chicago.

Where else can you get a high-quality steak dinner for under 30 bucks?…

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Brewery Chicago Pizza

Middle Brow Beer Co. (Chicago)

on
November 27, 2019

Middle Brow Beer Co. recently claimed the #1 spot in Chicago Magazine’s ranking of the top pizza places in Chicago. Now that I’ve been…

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Chicago Pizza

Paulie Gee’s (Chicago)

on
September 15, 2019

I feel a little strange writing about Paulie Gees. It’s not because I just whoofed down an entire pizza…and a few slices of my…

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Chicago Mexican

L’Patron Tacos (Chicago)

on
August 20, 2019

After going to all of the top-rated taco spots in Logan Square, I can now definitively say that L’Patron has THE best tacos in…

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Chicago Mexican

Lonesome Rose (Chicago)

on
June 30, 2019

There’s a lot of good Mexican Food in Logan Square. There’s also a lot of good hipster cocktail joints. Now combine the two and…

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Chicago Mexican

Cafe Tola (Logan Square, Chicago)

on
May 10, 2019

Cafe Tola feels like your local college-town stoner Mexican joint, but if hipsters and artists designed the place. Students work the registers, hip hop…

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Chicago Dessert

Pretty Cool Ice Cream (Chicago)

on
April 12, 2019

Pretty Cool Ice Cream opened in Logan Square this weekend to long lines and local fanfare. Despite being called “Pretty Cool Ice Cream,” you won’t…

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Chicago Dessert

Margie’s Candies (Chicago)

on
February 12, 2019

The polar vortex let up for about six hours. So I did what any Chicagoan would do when the sun peeks through the icy…

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Chicago Italian

Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana (Chicago)

on
November 19, 2018

I’ve only been to Forno Rosso once on a “business lunch,” but the dish I had was so good that I have to give…

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MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

I just don't want to look back and think "I could've eaten that."

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