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Chicago Deli

The Bagel

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August 11, 2013

Maybe it was the perfect combination of spectacular food, speedy service, and the surprisingly inexpensive check, but we had a GREAT experience at The Bagel.

As a guy who grew up with relatives that cook incredibly good Matzo Ball Soup and Jewish comfort food, I consider myself a pro on…


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Chicago New American

Taverna 750

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March 31, 2013

While the food, drinks, and atmosphere were all top notch at Taverna 750, the real star of the place was the service. Dan was without a doubt one of the best servers I’ve ever met. Seriously it’s like the guy went to Server School and was #1 in his…


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Chicago Steakhouse

Las Tablas Columbian Steakhouse

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March 23, 2013

Las Tablas is AWESOME!

I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed this place.

The wait at the bar: Mojitos anyone!? Delicious Mojitos, and the friendly, huge bartender was a really nice dude and was really excited about making bomb-ass mojitos and explaining to us how he was creating…


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Bakery Chicago

Cafe Vienna

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February 16, 2013

Unbelievably good Gallaten cookies aside, this Austrian bakery has some damn fine brunch food.

I had the Salmon Crepe: pillow-soft crepe with a heaping portion of salmon inside, cream cheese and greens wrapped up into a giant roll of Salmon-induced ecstasy. Also I have to note that the Raspberry Vinaigrette…


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Chicago Modernist Cousine

Sunda

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February 5, 2013

What. the. hell…is that “Ridiculous” desert made of? If I had to guess I’d say…unicorn horn and mermaid tears? Certainly something not of this world.

Best desert of all time, from the Bing Bang until now. I won’t go too much into what it consists of, just take my word…


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Chicago New American

Wood

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January 29, 2013

Some of the best craft cocktails you’ll find in the Chi. They have this weird blue liqueur they add to a bunch of the drinks that adds a strange purple/blue hue – it makes the drinks look like they’re from the not-too-distant future, and is also delicious. Also smoked…


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Chicago Soup

Soupbox

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January 22, 2013

I can’t help but imagine the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld every time I go to Soupbox.  I feel like at some point I’m going to ask a weird question about one of the soups and the guy working the register will snatch my soup away from me while…


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Chicago Mexican

Frontera Grill

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January 13, 2013

Rick Bayless seems like a cool dude: won Top Chef Masters, cooks in his backyard, has great facial hair. Unfortunately Frontera just didn’t live up to the hype.

Alright, so the Lamb Shank special was stuff of legend. Awesome tender meat that fell off the bone. The mole, well, makes…


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Chicago Tapas

Cafe Iberico

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December 27, 2012

Inexpensive, great food, excellent Sangria. What more could you want in a tapas place?

Standout dishes are the mussels in tomato sauce, the duck, and the almighty bacon wrapped dates (trumps another Tapas place with a Cafe in it’s name in Lincoln Park – nudge nudge).

This is an awesome first…


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Chicago New American

Girl and The Goat

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December 27, 2012

The food at Girl and the Goat is great because they don’t over complicate it. The presentation is great, but without the tons of unnecessary ingredients and strange garnishes that other fine dining restaurants think are so important. They let the ingredients shine, the way it should be.

The scallops…

MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

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

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