Something You Should Eat

  • Buddy Bar at Dairy Star

    When I first stumbled upon The Dairy Star, after a long jag down Devon Avenue, gobbling up boti kebabs and tearing into a round of...

  • Chicken & Biscuits at Endgrain

    At this rate, there will be more fried chicken in Chicago eventually than there is Italian beef. With Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Parson’s Chicken &...

  • Summer Truffles at Quartino

    Thinly sliced black summer truffles over a seasonal salad at Quartino. Given the weather we’ve been having recently, it seems like summer may never come....

  • Lahmacun at Pide ve Lahmacun

    There are only a handful of Turkish restaurants in Chicago, and of those, only a few serve lahmacun. It’s essentially a thin, crispy pizza-like disc...

  • Korean Tacos at En Hakkore

    I’ve been preaching and trying to spread the gospel about the tacos at Bucktown’s En Hakkore since they first opened last year. Fortunately, they’ve become...

  • Leghorn Chicken Sandwich

    My new favorite chicken sandwich Lord there have been a number of new chicken shacks in Chicago recently. From Parson’s to Pecking Order to Honey...

  • Shrimp Sandwich at Little Goat Bread

    Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner has been open for about a year, while the bakery next door, Little Goat Bread, has been the workhorse, pumping...

  • Flan at La Unica Food Mart

    Every time I drive by La Unica Food Mart, in Rogers Park, I’m struck by how hidden away this gem truly is. I bet 99.9%...

  • Bittered Sling Something You Should Drink

    Beautiful bitters from Bittered Sling Vancouver, BC – In the midst of a dine around last night during the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival, I...

  • Bisteeya at Shokran

    We’re off to Morocco this week, sort of. At least on West Irving Park Road. I guarantee you’ve probably whizzed by Shokran on the way...

  • Brisket at Smoque

    With Texas-style brisket on my mind this week, after my second trip to Austin last weekend, I felt it would only be prudent to let...