Our guide to the best spots for coffee, sandwiches, cheap dinners, and more essentials near the University of Chicago.
If only for the soup, some eel, and anything fried, Kikuya in Hyde Park is a restaurant worth checking out.
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.
When I ordered the Don't Tell Tal, the cashier looked at me incredulously. She asked me I knew how big the sandwich was. I lied and told her I did, and, besides, I was hungry. Well, truth be told, I'm dumb. Don't get me wrong. The sandwich was delicious. I just didn't come anywhere close to finishing it.
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.
Shawarma often has the potential to leave you heavy and bogged down afterwards, but the abundance of vegetables in this version from The Nile kept this from happening.
There's no reason to settle for a subpar paper bag lunch, haphazardly thrown together between drinking your coffee and rushing out the door. These travel-friendly recipes can all be made the day (or night) before, allowing you to sleep in a little later and to start out your day a little less stressed.
When we think about spiced-up sandwiches, we're not looking for those that blow our faces off with heat. Rather, we're after subtle and smart uses of chilies and hot spices that tickle our tongues and send us back for our bite. Here are 19 of our favorites in New York.
Blue Hill announced last week that they're releasing a line of flavored yogurt. But don't expect vanilla and strawberry—they're going savory with four vegetable flavors: beet, squash, tomato, and carrot.
From ramen city guides to sandwiches galore, here's a look at everything we ate and drank this week.
From ramen burgers to tomato corn bread, take a look at this week's recipes.
For every Rosh Hashanah my grandma cooks up the same recipes. Don't try suggesting that she do otherwise. My mom's suggestions of couscous instead of rice last week was swiftly dismissed. So, itching to break free from the loving (but tyrannical) rule of my grandma, I've put together a menu for those who might want something a little bit different for the holiday, but also don't want to incur the wrath of bubbe.
From Plum Sangria to a Chipotle Shrimp and Cheese Torta, here's a look at everything we made this week. And yes, this week there is even a recipe for (better tasting) water.
From chicken parm to experimental cocktails, here's a look at everything we ate and drank this week.
Mayhem & Stout has been operating at food markets and festivals for a while now, but they recently opened a small brick and mortar shop of their own in Murray Hill. Their sandwich menu allows you to mix and match their various braised meats, sauces, and add-ons, such as lamb shoulder with kale and potato chips.
Food-friendly events for the weekend and beyond.
Check out all our recipes from this week, from grilled octopus to chocolate zucchini cupcakes.
Though unexpected, the deep flavors of Indian spices mix well with the fattiness of Southern soul food. Moist chicken, bright red with spice, played well with tangy raw onion and juicy tomatoes.
Better known for their varied display of pastries and baked goods, I thought I would check out what Bonjour Bakery & Cafe had to offer in the way of savory options.
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.
The long list of ingredients includes a fried egg, a hot dog, ham, avocado, mayonnaise, buttered bread, and cheese oozing out the sides. Essentially, it's everything you find yourself craving around 3 A.M.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend and beyond in Chicago.
Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago, including Holiday Rock & Roll at the Sofitel and a Green Flash beer dinner at Big Star.
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