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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Chicago Mexican

Torta Haüs (Chicago)

on
February 5, 2016

If you looked up the definition for “no frills” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Torta Haüs (926 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago,…

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Bar Chicago Italian

Bar Siena (Chicago)

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February 1, 2016

Bar Siena feels like a bar, but the best kind of bar: one with delicious Italian food everywhere.

After trying Siena Tavern, the fantastic River…

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Chicago Cocktail Bar

The Sixth (Chicago)

on
January 29, 2016

It’s to be expected that The Fifty/50 Group, owners of one of my favorite cocktail bars in Chicago, The Berkshire Room, would hit a home…

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Chicago Chicken

Nando’s Peri Peri (Lakeview)

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January 22, 2016

If you’re like me, at nice restaurants you usually avoid the chicken. It’s not that I have anything against our clucking, feathered friends, it’s just…

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Chicago Pizza

Blaze Pizza (Belmont Location, Chicago)

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January 20, 2016

Alright, so I realize Blaze is a chain restaurant but I feel I need to give credit where credit’s due.

I went to Blaze today…

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Burgers Chicago

Kuma’s Too (Chicago)

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January 16, 2016

We went on a Sunday night. I live just down the street from Kuma’s Too and really, really wanted to like it. I love…

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Kaiseki Kyoto

Jiki Miyazawa (Kyoto, Japan)

on
October 12, 2015

We were the first of our seating to arrive. The interior immediately strikes you in a way no restaurant ever has. Minimalistic. No art,…

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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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