Tavernita, Chicago

Spanish, Tapas, Latin Restaurant, Notable Chef http://www.tavernita.com/ 151 West Erie – River North The decor at Tavernita is very NYC. It was the first place we really felt that vibe in Chicago. It was a bit more about being chic, which is neither an insult or a compliment. It was just different. Of course we felt at home there immediately! We’d spent the day chowing down at The Publican AND Avec, so Tavernita was up … Continue reading

The Publican, Chicago

Restaurant/Bar, Farm to Table, Notable Chef, Hot Spot http://thepublicanrestaurant.com/# 837 West Fulton Market – West Loop/Fulton Market District Hands down the most amount of recommendations we got for Chicago were for Paul Kahn restaurants. We were able to get a reservation at The Publican, which is the newest of his growing group. The Publican is beer focused and inspired by the traditional European beer hall.  The center of the room is a giant communal table. … Continue reading

Chicago Specialty Foods

Mr Beef

Chicago is known for it’s growing fine dining and overall food scene.  And believe me, we sure checked that part out too.  But our afternoon plans involved trying Chicago Specialty Foods which include Italian Beef Sandwiches, Deep Dish Pizza and Chicago-Style Hot Dogs.  We stuffed ourselves and enjoyed every minute. Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches In Chicago there is deep dish pizza and there are Chicago-style dogs, but many do not know that the real ‘beef’ … Continue reading