Italian Chicago

Monteverde (Chicago)

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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…

Chicago Pizza

Pequod’s Pizza (Chicago)

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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…

Japanese Chicago

Gaijin (Chicago)

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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…

Chicago Steakhouse

Penumbra (Chicago)

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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…

Chicago Brewery Pizza

Middle Brow Beer Co. (Chicago)

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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…

Pizza Chicago

Paulie Gee’s (Chicago)

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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…

Chicago Mexican

L’Patron Tacos (Chicago)

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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…

Mexican Chicago

Lonesome Rose (Chicago)

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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,…

Chicago Mexican

Cafe Tola (Logan Square, Chicago)

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May 10, 2019

Cafe Tola feels like your local college-town stoner Mexican joint, but if hipsters and artists designed the place. Students work the registers, hip hop blares over the speakers, and…

Chicago Dessert

Pretty Cool Ice Cream (Chicago)

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April 12, 2019

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…