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Chicago Chicken Korean

Crisp (Chicago)

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June 2, 2017

During a particularly gluttonous season ages ago, in what I now realize was a cruel twist of fate, my former roommates and I discovered Crisp.

It was the beginning of the end for us I suppose, as our feral Crisp addiction led to many a night of greasy fingers, sauce-stained…

Chicago Mexican

Mexique (Chicago)

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March 26, 2017

I’d been wanting to try Mexique ever since Top Chef Season 11, the season where Chicago-native Chef Carlos Gaytan cooked feast-for-your-eyes Mexican food until he got kicked off two episodes before the finale.

The Mexique (1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642) menu features just some plain irresistible-sounding dishes. Mexican…

Chicago Italian Pizza

Coda Di Volpe (Chicago)

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October 23, 2016

I’ll admit that I hold Italian food to a higher standard than other cuisine; I’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants in Italy and I grew up eating Italian food. Tomato sauce is in my blood. That being said, I was flabergasted by the Italian food at the just-opened Coda…

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Chicago Poke

Aloha Poke (Belmont Location, Chicago)

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August 29, 2016

In case you’re all like ” what the h-e-double hockey sticks is a poke?”, I’m not talking about the Urban Dictionary definition of “poke”:
“Facebook’s outreach to passively-aggressive suitors, stalkers, and lushes. Comes in the form of an announcement of itself on your Home page.”
or the other Urban Dictionary definition of:
“To have…

Chicago Mexican

Chilam Balam (Chicago)

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July 17, 2016

It’s not every day that you have to make a bridge out of tables and chairs to escape a flooded restaurant, but Chilam Balam allowed me to cross that adventure off my list.
More on that later.
First, I must proclaim that Chilam Bilam (3023 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657) is…

Chicago Seafood

Lowcountry (Chicago)

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April 2, 2016

It’s a blast eating seafood with your bare hands. The satisfying crack of a shell opening. The payoff when you finally wiggle the tail meat out of a crawfish. Getting seafood goo all over the table and your Lowcountry-provided bib. It’s about as much fun as you can have at…

American Chicago

Frontier (Chicago): Whole Alligator Edition

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March 30, 2016

When they wheeled the whole-cooked alligator to our table, I was a little torn – my first reaction was that a skinned alligator looks pretty disgusting. Tiny arms pinned to its side. The skin-on head and little claws looking strangely normal compared to the rest of the pink, skinned…

Girl and The Goat Delicious eggsy thing.
Chicago New American

Girl & the Goat (Chicago): Goat Leg Edition

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February 16, 2016

When I imagine the type of food Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec would approve of, the Goat Leg at Girl & the Goat is right at the top of the list (along with unholy quantities of breakfast food and a 16 oz T-bone with a side of a 24 oz porterhouse). It’s the demon…

Chicago Mexican

Torta Haüs (Chicago)

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February 5, 2016

If you looked up the definition for “no frills” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Torta Haüs (926 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614). But let’s not judge a book by its cover, shall we?

Tortas are the best of two worlds: sandwiches and Mexican food. After dining at…

Bar Chicago Italian

Bar Siena (Chicago)

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February 1, 2016

Bar Siena feels like a bar, but the best kind of bar: one with delicious Italian food everywhere.

After trying Siena Tavern, the fantastic River North restaurant from Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, I was very excited to try his slightly lower-brau offering in Fulton Market District, Bar Siena.

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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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