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Michell Eloy

Michell Eloy

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Young city dweller in search of Chicago's breaking news and tastiest eats.

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  • Favorite foods: Mexican food. All of it. And chocolate chip cookies.
  • Last bite on earth: Pork belly tacos.

A Sandwich a Day: The Miami at Cafe Bolero

Cafe Bolero is a quaint restaurant that's known for its upscale though reasonably priced Cuban fare. Specializing in traditional dishes like boliche and lechon (and killer Mojitos), Cafe Bolero aims to transport its patrons 90 miles south of the border to give them the full island experience with its cuisine. More

A Sandwich a Day: Open Faced Tuna Melt at Bite Cafe

Bite Cafe's Open Faced Tuna Melt ($11.00) features a hearty mound of mayonnaise-drenched tuna salad dolloped on top of a thick slice of grilled sourdough bread. Tomato slices and pickled red onions serve as a buffer between the fish and an ample heap of cheddar cheese that's melted on top. As far as tuna melts go, this one's among the best to be found in Chicago. More

Miso Short Rib Bánh mì at Duck N Roll Food Truck

When Chicago native Amy Le decided she wanted to jump into the trendy food truck scene last year, she drew on years of instruction from her first culinary teacher—her mom. A Vietnamese refuge and now business co-owner, Le's mother and her vast knowledge of traditional Southeast Asian cuisine served as inspiration for what eventually became the Duck n Roll Food Truck. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Falafel Sandwich at Orga Tea Cafe & Grill

Albany Park and adjacent North Park make up an area that's well known in Chicago as ethnic melting pot of cultures. Billed as "one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation" (both share the 60625 code), these north-side communities are home to sizable Central American, Indian, Middle Eastern, European and East Asian populations, and boast a food scene that's equally as multi-cultural. While there's plenty of food options to choose from in the area, I recommend Orga Tea Cafe & Grill for a Falafel Sandwich ($3.75). More

A Sandwich a day: The Chicken Pesto at Red Hen Bread

strong>Red Hen Bread has been providing freshly-baked goods to city folk and many of their favorite restaurants for nearly two decades. Given the role bread plays in sandwich making and Red Hen's place atop the list of Chicago's bread providers, it's hard to figure out why it's taken us sandwich bloggers so long to check this place out. Yet here we are, more than four months after the Chicago site's launch with nay a Red Hen sandwich post. No longer. More

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