Author:

Matt Chiera

Chicago Italian

Monteverde (Chicago)

on
February 18, 2020

Before our food came, I left the table to use the restroom. On my way back I snuck a peek into the kitchen and my jaw dropped to the…

Chicago Pizza

Pequod’s Pizza (Chicago)

on
February 13, 2020

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…

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 Kakigori before going to Gaijin…

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? Your choice of a New…

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 to Middle Brow a few…