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…

Chicago Dessert

Margie’s Candies (Chicago)

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February 12, 2019

The polar vortex let up for about six hours. So I did what any Chicagoan would do when the sun peeks through the icy clouds for a few moments….

Chicago Italian

Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana (Chicago)

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November 19, 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,…

Chicago Dessert

Miko’s Italian Ice (Chicago)

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May 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…

Chicago Mexican

Mi Tocaya Antojería (Chicago)

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April 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…

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…

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…

Ramen Chicago

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…

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…