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A Sandwich a Day: Pork Belly Grinder at Aberdeen Tap

Chicago Sarah Song 4 comments

The open-faced pork belly grinder at Aberdeen Tap in West Town is a two-handed, I-wish-I-had-a-dinosaur-jaw sandwich, that is unapologetically tasty and daringly large. More

A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Po Boy at DeLux Bar & Grill

Chicago Tessa McLean 2 comments

A really good po' boy can be tough to find in Chicago, but I found a great Shrimp Po'Boy ($9.50) at DeLux Bar & Grill recently. More

12 Great Dishes Under $10 in West Town, Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 4 comments

Last month, we took a look at the affordable options in Humboldt Park, so it feels natural to move directly east to see what's available in West Town. That's a lot to cover, and know that this list could have been twice as long, but instead of simply adding in every good dish in the area, we decided to strip the list down to 12 genuinely great options. More

Heartwarming Italian at Fiore's Delicatessen in West Town

Chicago Mike Gebert 3 comments

At what point does a place become more than the sum of its parts? At what point do you want to call it great, even if strictly speaking nothing you had was? More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Beef at Roots Handmade Pizza

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

Not that we need some Iowa perspective on our native sandwich, but it's obvious that the restaurant is attempting to address certain issues of most Italian beefs, which is mostly a good and noble thing. More

Italian Sub at D'Amato's

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

If you consider yourself an Italian sub aficionado—and why wouldn't you want to be?— you probably know the name D'Aamto's well. But recently the bakery decided to stop just being the purveyor of great bread for Italian subs, and started making the subs itself. More

Eat This Now: Incredible Italian Beef at Bari

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 8 comments

Swing by the esteemed Italian grocer on Grand Ave and you'll see an Italian beef special scrawled in black ink on a sheet of paper by the scale in the back (one of the employees assured me had been around for a month). Do me a favor and order one. It might be one of the best Italian beefs around. More

The Vegetarian Option: Farro Salad at TWO

Chicago Amber Gibson Post a comment

The farro at TWO was some of the best-cooked I've had, tender but still firm in the middle, so it had the chewy texture I adore from this nutty grain. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Liz Grossman's West Town

Chicago Amber Gibson 4 comments

As the managing editor for Plate, Liz Grossman keeps a pulse on what top chefs are doing all across the country. However, she still loves her favorite neighborhood spots in West Town, where she has lived for 12 years. More

Deep Fried Chicago: The Point

Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

The food here is on point (sorry) with its trendy beer list, and you won't be sorry looking past the daily flatbreads and burgers to the fried items on offer. More

The Vegetarian Option: Pacific Northwest Tasting Menu at Green Zebra

Chicago Amber Gibson 1 comment

Every Tuesday, Chef de Cuisine Jon DuBois crafts a fun vegetarian tasting menu at Green Zebra. This week he's inspired by flavors from the Pacific Northwest. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef Panini at Love's

Chicago Molly Durham Post a comment

The real wonder of the roast beef panini at Love's is how it feels physically heavy, but doesn't taste heavy. Substantial and satisfying, but not intense. More

A Sandwich a Day: Spanish Anchovy Sandwich at Duran European Sandwiches Cafe

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

What makes Duran European Sandwiches Cafe so, um, European? Well, the West Town shop specializes in tiny open-faced sandwiches, all of which are assembled ahead of time and arranged behind a large glass case. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sandwich at Iguana Cafe

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Before I dig in, I have a couple semi-serious questions. Is any sandwich that touches a panini press a panini? And is any sandwich with at least one Italian-inspired meat an Italian sandwich? More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sandwich at D'Agostino's

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

The Italian grinder at D'Agostino's in River West does its best to avoid anything resembling subtlety. All the salty and heavy meats (capicola, pepperoni, salami, and ham) fight for dominance on your palate, while a blanket of melted provolone covers as much as possible. More

Chicago Tacos: Tacos at Michelin-Starred Mexique

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Do tacos from a Michelin starred restaurant taste different? When Mexique landed a star a few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to find out. More

Deep Fried Chicago: bellyQ

Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

Though billed as "Modern Asian Barbecue," I stopped into bellyQ to see how well he could handle a deep fryer. In two words: very well. More

Chicago Tacos: Go Big or Go Home at Flo

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Usually, I'm in the minimalist taco camp. I like a place that can execute a filling and serve it on warm and pliant tortillas. But that's not what Flo does best. No, here you should go big. More

A Sandwich a Day: Falafel at Chickpea

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Finding falafel in the Loop is about as easy as picking a random storefront and walking in. (I am only slightly exaggerating.) But finding the fried specialty elsewhere in the city requires a little more planning. More

Knockout Noodles: Yaya Noodles at Thalia Spice

Chicago Roger Kamholz Post a comment

What drew me to Thalia Spice's Yaya noodles was its key ingredient: stir-fried spinach-flavored noodles. How would these green guys impact a Thai stir-fry? More

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