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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…

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Ramen

Bigbop + Ramen (Chicago)

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April 24, 2017

Better than what you ate in college, but certainly not the best you’ll find in Chicago.
Bigbop ramen is filling, cheap, and tastes good. Sure,…

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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…

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Bangkok Thai

Nang Gin Kui (Bangkok)

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December 3, 2016

Nang Gin Kui in Bangkok will forever hold special memories for me – it’s where I proposed to my girlfriend…more on that in a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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