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Miko’s Italian Ice (Chicago)

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September 15, 2018

I have many positive things I could say about this place. But instead of listening to me, just drive by on a nice day in Chicago and the copious amount of people standing around eating Italian ice in the shady little spot on Sacramento that’s home to Miko’s will…

Chicago Mexican

Mi Tocaya Antojería (Chicago)

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August 23, 2018

Mi Tocaya Antojería is so close to being a great restaurant, however there are a few flaws that keep it from joining the pantheon of top-tier Latin restaurants in Logan Square.

The interior and exterior are bang-on-the-spot. Modern, hipster-y, but not obnoxiously so. The outdoor patio is large and offers…

Chicago Dessert

Pretty Cool Ice Cream (Chicago)

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August 12, 2018

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 find traditional ice cream at Pretty Cool. They specialize in frozen treats on a stick: ice cream bars and popsicles made from scratch with high-quality…

Chicago Italian

Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana (Chicago)

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August 4, 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 them props. I had the, ahem, Avocado Toast. Basic, I know. But sometimes it pays off to be a little basic. The toast was so…

Chicago Mexican

L’Patron Tacos (Chicago)

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July 20, 2018

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.

Chicago Pizza

Paulie Gee’s (Logan Square, Chicago)

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June 15, 2018

I feel a little “icky” 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 Dessert

Milk and Wood (Chicago)

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March 23, 2018

Now this is a creative dessert.

Here’s what you’re in for:

You pick out a flavor of giant popsicle. They have the usual suspects like strawberry and cookies & cream along with more exotic flavors like green tea.
They roll your popsicle around in toppings of your choice. Sprinkles, crushed…

Chicago Italian

Daisies (Chicago)

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March 22, 2018

Is there anything better than a bowl of fresh, hand-made pasta?

The birth of a child has to be up there, your dog, when you graduated from so and so school, your first kiss?

Nope! They all pale in comparison to pasta.

Now where to find such a uniquely delightful thing?

Well, it…

Chicago Ramen

Furious Spoon (Logan Square, Chicago)

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March 18, 2018

Enter the restaurant, hipsters I view

Sit at the bar, party of two

Flavorful edamame, delicious Japanese spice

Large bowl of Ramen, at an above-average price

Tender pork was the star, the umami was strong

90’s hip hop on the radio, that one Twista song

A fine bowl of soup, in a comfortable room

When I…


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Chicago Pizza

Pequod’s Pizza (Chicago)

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July 13, 2017

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

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

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