Great Lakes, hands down.
The Aviary. I haven't had an occasion special enough to warrant a visit yet.
Of course this all happens after I graduate. Though at least I had the "luxury" of a MaxP kitchen while there.
I ate this for brunch yesterday, and I totally agree with your review. Different from a traditional NY bagel and lox sandwich, but delicious in its own right. So glad that this place is now open.
My favorite dish at the stadium is beer.
Last time I went to a game, we went to Morrie O'Malley's first - great suggestion!
You have to go to Mindy's Hot Chocolate. It's a dessert experience unlike any other - and a total Chicago landmark. Owner Mindy Segal won the James Beard for best pastry chef this year, and is guaranteed to knock your socks off. The restaurant is in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the northwest side, and will take you about 20 minutes total travel time on the Blue Line train. You'll definitely need a reservation (but they take reservations just for dessert).
Perfect timing, Nick - I'm going to Balena for dinner tonight. Looks like I'll definitely have to get pizza now
I love A-1! Definitely will have to check out that steak sandwich now.
Hmm, Dennis, I didn't realize that my wild, unbridled spirit had a wiener shaped hole deep inside of it that needed filling...
I think I'll skip this place and just plan a trip up to Hot Doug's.
Anything with whiskey to combat the cold weather
Josie's Restaurant has great vegan brunch options and two locations in the city (and also non-vegan options, so everyone can get brunch together). I go whenever I'm in NYC, and it's great to be able to order real brunch along with everyone else instead of having to get something specially-prepared. You should definitely check it out.
Throwing a huge party, featuring Kenji's guacamole!
I'm eating leftovers from Lao Sze Chuan as I'm reading this. Obviously having Three Chili Chicken
Guac, hands down
Tie between a potato knish and matzo ball soup.
Pad thai and mac and cheese
Chicago (That Toddling Town)
As a recent grad, I'm definitely going to pass this list along to my parents for some holiday gift hints!
Wusthof santoku. I use it for absolutely everything. There's nothing this knife can't cut!
Straight out of the bottle! (jk) I love adding it to jarred marinara - it gives a much better kick than crushed red pepper flakes.
Nick, how do all these tortillas stack up in terms of taste? Do you have a favorite brand?
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