Where to eat in Chicago?Posted by Anthony Nicalo on Friday, October 9th, 2009
Tags for this Article: Chicago, food, restaurants, tourism
I used to live in Chicago. I also used to cook professionally there and did more than my fair share of eating around town. Once a month someone I know is going to Chicago and asks for suggestions. Here they are, in no particular order (but I do not make a trip back to Chicago without eating at Nuevo Leon at least once):
If the weather is nice, go on the Architecture Boat Tour.
Southern european/mediterranean- started small plate trend in Chicago; very cool design; eclectic, well-chosen wine list. avec restaurant and wine bar
Fantastic mexican from a family that has been in Chicago for 50 years; homemade tortillas; lengua lampreada is perfection; BYOB. Nuevo Leon
Haven’t been yet, but if I was going to drop a pile of cash at one restaurant in Chicago right now it would be L2O
Great cocktails? No question- The Violet Hour.
On the radar is a new taco and whiskey joint. Justin Large is going to be the chef, which guarantees great food.