Win Pop Chart Lab's Huge 'The Magnificent Multitude of Beer' Print

Great Lakes, hands down.

Win a Chicago Drink Deck with 52 Bar Discounts

The Aviary. I haven't had an occasion special enough to warrant a visit yet.

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

Of course this all happens after I graduate. Though at least I had the "luxury" of a MaxP kitchen while there.

A Sandwich a Day: Hook at Reno

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.

A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef and Swiss from Triple Play Carvery at U.S. Cellular Field

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!

NYers in Chicago looking for dessert and coffee!

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).

Chicago: Balena Takes Neo-Neapolitan Pizza to the Masses

Perfect timing, Nick - I'm going to Balena for dinner tonight. Looks like I'll definitely have to get pizza now

Standing Room Only: Morrie O'Malley's Hot Dogs

I love A-1! Definitely will have to check out that steak sandwich now.

Lunch in the Loop: Westminster Hot Dog

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.

Reminder: Serious Eats Chicago Meetup This Saturday

Win Pop Chart Lab's "Constitutions of Classic Cocktails" Poster

Anything with whiskey to combat the cold weather

Charting My Cravings During Vegan Month


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.

Super Bowl Giveaway: 10-Pound Box of Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Throwing a huge party, featuring Kenji's guacamole!

My 14 Favorite Dishes from Chicago's Chinatown (Tony Hu Edition)

I'm eating leftovers from Lao Sze Chuan as I'm reading this. Obviously having Three Chili Chicken

Super Bowl Giveaway: California Avocado Gift Box for Guacamole-Making

Guac, hands down

Cook the Book: 'Kosher Revolution'

Tie between a potato knish and matzo ball soup.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

Wusthof Santoku

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Filet Mignon Roast from Pat LaFrieda Meats

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Pad thai and mac and cheese

Giveaway: Frank Sinatra's New Best of the Best Album and DVD

Chicago (That Toddling Town)

Gift Guide: Kitchen Starter Kit For Recent College Grads

As a recent grad, I'm definitely going to pass this list along to my parents for some holiday gift hints!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

Wusthof santoku. I use it for absolutely everything. There's nothing this knife can't cut!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Straight out of the bottle! (jk) I love adding it to jarred marinara - it gives a much better kick than crushed red pepper flakes.

The Corn Tortillas of Chicago: How Many Brands Are Available?

Nick, how do all these tortillas stack up in terms of taste? Do you have a favorite brand?

Chicago Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is February 17-26 this year. There are 237 restaurants participating, with some great deals available. Our SE Chicago meet-up also happens to fall during Restaurant Week.

Participating restaurants and menus are available at:

Where is everyone planning on going?

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