'Hyde Park' on Serious Eats

A10 is a Hyde Park Restaurant Worth Caring About

I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk about restaurants they care about in Hyde Park. Instead, you usually hear people adamantly professing how little they care for the local restaurants. Admittedly, Hyde Park's restaurant scene is about as hip and happening as people who use the phrase "hip and happening" un-ironically. Well, with the opening of A10, there might actually be something worth caring about. More

Sizing up the Solid Fare at The Medici on 57th in Hyde Park

While Chicago may not be a college town, per se, Hyde Park is certainly a "college neighborhood." In a way, The Med is Hyde Park's answer to a the prototypical college town restaurant. The walls are covered with unrelated, incoherent, yet somehow interesting art, and the art is covered with unrelated, incoherent, and not-so-interesting graffiti. This is unadorned, but solidly good food. More

When College Freshmen Cook: The Hearth Brings Underground Dining to The University of Chicago

Robert figured that on a college budget, most University of Chicago students won't have an opportunity any time soon to eat food from the world's best restaurants, so why not bring it to them? Students joke that with his random lottery that selects the diners, it's harder to get a spot at one of his dinners than it is to get into the school. More

Video: Sushi Pizza at Edo Sushi in New York

Take a lightly toasted rice patty, top it with spicy mayo, chopped maguro (tuna), green onion, and tobiko (fish eggs), and voilà: you've got sushi pizza (er, "pizza"). The crew of a Japanese TV show that features wacky "Japanese" food served at Japanese restaurants in America visits Edo Sushi in Hyde Park, New York, to try the restaurant's sushi pizza. Although the hosts initially seem skeptical of the nontraditional dish, they end up liking it. More

Where the Obamas Eat Pizza

From the New York Times: A good place to experience Hyde Park’s cross-cultural vibe is 57th Street. There are tweedy academics rummaging through the dusty shelves at 57th Street Books (No. 1301; 773-684-1300; semcoop.booksense.com), and dapper African-American families sharing deep-dish pizzas at Medici on 57th (No. 1327; 773-667-7394; www.medici57.com). Indeed, Malia and Sasha Obama have held pizza parties at this popular Italian restaurant; just refer to the menu, where new “Obama Eats Here” T-shirts are on sale for $18.... More

Caffe Florian: A Tourist-Free Gem in Hyde Park, Chicago

Caffe Florian 1450 East 57th Street, Chicago IL 60637 (Hyde Park; map); 773-752-4100 Each year, nearly two million people visit the Museum of Science and Industry. And though I don’t have the numbers to back it up, I think it’s safe to say a significant number of those visitors decide to enjoy a Chicago-style pizza during their stay in my hometown. But I would guess that virtually none of the out-of-town visitors to the museum know that there is an outstanding pizzeria just a few blocks directly west of the museum. I grew up in Hyde Park, and Caffe... More

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