Hot dogs and deep-dish pizza, the only 2 things I had on my mind when I initially arrived in the Windy City. Little did I know that there is so much more to Chicago’s food scene than meets the eye! I tried capturing every mouth-watering moment on camera with the exception of a few crazy drunken nights of me stuffing my face with drenched Italian Beef sandwiches or consuming countless McDonald’s chicken nuggets. I did not eat out for every meal, but my weekends were indulgent. I asked the locals where to eat, yelped every neighborhood corner, and walked near and far in search for the best eats. Brace yourself for some serious food porn!
My Top Picks
12 E.Cedar St. • Chicago, IL 60611
Da Lobsta Taco $8.00 each
Lobster, Mexican rice, black beans, sriracha, mango, avocado, Chihuahua cheese, & Cilantro
2850 N. Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60657
Bacon, Date & Goat Cheese- Bacon, medjool dates and goat cheese
Spinach & Cheese – Steam cooked spinach combined with fresh mozzarella.
Beef- Premium hand-cut beef
Chimichurri Sauce- Mix of herbs, garlic and olive oil.
3311 N. Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60657
Rigatoni alla Pollo $16.99
Light basil cream sauce with chicken, spinach, pine nuts over rigatoni.
2536 N. Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60614
Center- Filled Cupcakes $3.75 each
Peach Cobbler Cupcake
Vanilla cake, cinnamon peach puree, brown sugar streusel, homemade whipped cream, and a sliced peach
Crème Brûlée Cupcake
Vanilla cake, classic crème brûlée custard, caramelized sugar, glazed berries
Who’s hungry now?