Sandwiches

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago Illinois

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago Illinois

For the freshest catch of the day Shaw’s Crab House is hard to beat thanks to its premium fillets, succulent crabs, and prime cut steaks. Created to be a fresh look at the finer sides of life, Shaw’s Crab House pairs the vibe of glamorous 1930′s Chicago with modern day palettes. They have quickly garnered…

Pizzas

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Chicago Illinois

Lou Malnatis Pizzeria - Chicago Illinois

What trip to Chicago is complete without sampling the crème-de-la-crème of the classic deep dish pizza? Mine wasn’t that’s for sure, so I headed over to local hot spot and community favorite Lou Malnati’s to sample the best of the best. Lou Malnati got his start shaping those perfectly crisped crusts in the 1940′s, and…

Sandwiches

Al's Beef - Chicago Illinois

Al's Beef - Chicago Illinois

For over 70 years one restaurant has been the reigning champion when it comes to creating one of Chicago’s must-have meals. Al’s Beef is, as their name implies, all about the Italian Beef Sandwich, earning itself a spot on the Top 10 Sandwiches in America list, and being named a Chicago Food Legend and Chicago’s…

Sandwiches

90 Miles Cuban Cafe - Chicago Illinois

90 Miles Cuban Cafe - Chicago Illinois

Let your taste buds take an exotic vacation in the heart of winter with one of the killer sandwiches from 90 Miles Cuban Cafe. 90 Miles Cuban Cafe serves up authentic Cuban cuisine brought from its home country to the states by the Gonzalez family. They’ve pulled out all the stops to re-imagine traditional recipes…

Pizzas

Spacca Napoli Pizzeria - Chicago Illinois

Spacca Napoli Pizzeria - Chicago Illinois

For pizza that seems to spring straight from the hills of Naples, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria won’t disappoint. At this little pizzeria an interesting concept, a perfectly charred crust, and unique ingredients combine for a tasty experience the likes of which can only be duplicated in Italy. Jon Goldsmith opened the doors to Spacca Napoli Pizzeria…

Burgers

Billy Goat Tavern - Chicago Illinois

Billy Goat Tavern - Chicago Illinois

Established in 1934, the Billy Goat Tavern has been a long standing Chicago institution built on the principles of simple food done right. After being immortalized in the classic SNL skit for their sparse menu, they’ve garnered a huge fan base who can’t get enough of their juicy patties and irresistible chips. In 1945 the…

Burgers

David Burke's Primehouse - Chicago Illinois

David Burke's Primehouse - Chicago Illinois

Touted as a modern take on the American steakhouse, David Burke’s Primehouse is all about serving up classic cuts with mouth-watering twists. David Burke, innovative chef and the first to own his own bull, has turned his attention to the finer side of meat by utilizing a special Himalayan salt-tiled aging room to create tender…

Food Trucks

Flirty Cupcakes - Chicago Illinois

Flirty Cupcakes - Chicago Illinois

Flirty Cupcakes does more than just tease your taste buds, it gives “going out for dessert” a whole new meaning. With a hip storefront and cupcake shop on wheels, they make grabbing the perfect indulgence while on-the-go a piece of cake. While gourmet lunch and dinner trucks abound, there are only a few that cater…

Wings

Take Me Out Hotties - Chicago Illinois

Take Me Out Hotties - Chicago Illinois

An American classic meets traditional Chinese cuisine with Take Me Out’s unique approach to the chicken wing. Launched by Chinese immigrant Nai Tiao and run by his daughter Karen Lim, their “little hotties” feature distinctly Asian-inspired sauces slathered on lollipop style wings for easy eating. Don’t let Take Me Out’s small, franchise-esque appearance turn you…

Pizzas

Pizzeria Uno - Chicago Illinois

Pizzeria Uno - Chicago Illionois

At Pizzeria Uno diners are in for a unique treat in the form of gooey cheeses, savory toppings, and a melt-in-your-mouth crust reminiscent of a perfectly baked pie crust. Founded by former Texas football star Ike Sewell and his friend Ric Riccardo in 1943, Pizzeria Uno claims to be the first to set the deep…