MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

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

Subscribe to be sent new posts

Note: I will never, ever spam you or provide your info to a 3rd party.
Sweet Rice
Sweet Rice
Chicago Japanese Korean Thai

Sweet Rice (Chicago)

on
October 21, 2021

If you live in Bucktown you’ve probably walked past Sweet Rice a zillion times and didn’t think twice about it. It’s easy to miss, nestled underneath the Western Blue Line tracks. Don’t ignore it next time. Go in and be as impressed as I was.

I’ll admit that maybe the…

Bar Chicago Pizza

Pizza Lobo (Chicago)

on
June 10, 2021

Summertime Chi is in full swing in Chicago (if you know, you know!) The dogs are out, people are getting sunburnt, and most importantly, patio season is in full swing.

If you’re like me, you like a nice cold beer or a stiff icy cocktail on a warm summer day….

Italian Chicago

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 floor. There, sitting under the heat lamps and expediting station was a hodgepodge of some of the best looking yet-t0-be…


VIEW POST

View more
Chicago Pizza

Pequod’s Pizza (Chicago)

on
February 13, 2020

Here’s the clincher with Pequod’s 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…

Japanese Chicago

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 and I’ve eaten my weight in Japanese desserts…in Japan.

Kakigori is…

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 York Strip, Rib Eye, or Flat Iron dinner for $29. That includes a side, a salad, and a complimentary soup ‘appetizer.’

[caption…

Chicago Brewery 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 times, I understand why.

Here are a…

Pizza Chicago

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 wife’s pizza. That’s a normal Tuesday afternoon.

It’s because while writing about Paulie Gees I feel I’m caught in a betrayal. Not to a person, but…

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 Logan Square. In fact, you should skip this post and just GO. Like, now.

Mexican Chicago

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 add some hot sauce. Voila, you have Lonesome Rose.

Lonesome Rose’s food is best described as…