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Chicago Ramen

Furious Spoon (Logan Square, Chicago)

By on 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)

By on 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…


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Chicago Chicken Korean

Crisp (Chicago)

By on 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…