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Food scene in Chicago

Taco Place
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“Big Star is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Chris Miller’s menu, inspired by authentic Mexican street food, is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program. Housed in a defunct 1940's gas station, the Wicker Park taqueria’s soundtrack of classic country and rock & roll is selected and spun by bar staff. They operate on a first come, first serve basis and don't take reservations. The corner of North Ave. and Damen Ave. (1531 N. Damen Ave.).”
  • 378 locals recommend
Café
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“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I'd probably just go here while you are shopping or out in Wicker Park but they brew a local beer (and it's great).”
  • 204 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“interesting and delicious food and drinks in cool space. Worth the wait. First Michelin starred restaurant in Logan Square but maintains hip and chill vibes.”
  • 242 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Rated #1 burger in the US, get the bacon and fried egg on it - you're welcome ;-) Put you name on the list and cruise around west loop there are so many other amazing places to see and experience while you wait. Perhaps a cocktail at the Hoxton, Lonewolf or Money Gun. rooftop view at Cabra or games at some local game spots around the area.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Two words: fried chicken! This southern style fired chicken is going to blow your mind, if you are a little adventure try the Parson’s hot or under your own risk the Parson’s Demon. This place is not only well known just for its food also is a great place to grab a drink on them patio, great atmosphere and vibe. Walking: 9 minutes Bike: 3 minutes Ride: 3 minutes ”
  • 204 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious, American fare in hip environment. Chef Stephanie Izzard is famous for winning Bravo's Top Chef.”
  • 136 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The John Hancock not only has an Observation Deck, but they have a restaurant on the 95th floor AND a less known about lounge on the 96th floor if you want the views without the dinner price tag. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Wide selection of tasty beers and cocktails. Food is delicious and staff is always friendly!”
  • 177 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“.5 miles - Gin-centric cocktails, craft beers & pub grub served in a relaxed urban-rustic bar with cozy nooks.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pequod's offers the best Chicago-style deep dish pizza and wonderful weekday lunch specials”
  • 142 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“It has so much history, food, and is open late. This casual music club never disappoints. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Award winning small-batched beer joint perfectly paired with New Haven pizza ”
  • 152 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“Brunch time! What about some delicious biscuits? So buttery and decadent or maybe a slice of pie? Key lime pie definitely my favorite, Ben always disagrees but he is more a chocolate person. Everything is made from scratch, it can’t go wrong. Enjoy the outdoor seating during warm season, on colder weather expect a long waiting to be able to sit inside so be prepare or why not ask for to go? Walking: 15 minutes Bike: 5 minutes Ride: 4 minutes ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Hip tiki bar with excellent cocktails and bar food. This is a great place to be transported on a wintry day. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Heavy-metal themed pub and burger joint. It's not really our scene but seems to have a good following.”
  • 92 locals recommend