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Alinea: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AlineaSee Alinea Video ($$$$)
(2316 ratings)

1723 N Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-0110
www.alinearestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Appetizers"
  • Hot Potato Cold Potato
    chilled potato soup w/ a ball of hot potato topped w/ black truffle suspended on a pin just hanging over the soup
4.5 out of 5
2316 ratings
  • Double Cheeseburger
4.5 out of 5
7438 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); "sexy, loud, crazy-music pumping & overall-fun atmosphere" (co-owner)
Avec: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AvecSee Avec Video ($$$)
(2227 ratings)

615 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 377-2002
www.avecrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Chorizo-Stuffed Dates
    bacon-wrapped
4.5 out of 5
2227 ratings
opened in 2003; wine bar that includes a menu of rustic food
Boka: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Boka ($$$)
(1500 ratings)

1729 N Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-6070
www.bokachicago.com
  • Roasted Chicken
    roasted after skin is piped w/ house made chicken sausage; served w/ seasonal ingredients; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1500 ratings
opened in 2003; award-winning American fine dining in themed atmospheric rooms
Girl & the Goat: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Girl & the GoatSee Girl & the Goat Video ($$$)
(8854 ratings)

809 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
www.girlandthegoat.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Ice Creamy"
  • Bourbon Apples Cranberry Miso Marcona Almond Maple Fat Gelato
    layered desert served in a glass cup; gelato is made w/ rendered smoked pork fat; "apple pie on crack"-Stephanie Izard (chef/co-owner)
4.5 out of 5
8854 ratings
opened in 2010; "a rustic and bad ass environment" (from its website)
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On Wheels"
  • Angry Lobster Sandwich
    Maine lobster, butter, special seasoning, hot giardiniera & spicy mayo on a toasted bun; "so buttery & lovely & luscious" -Jeff Mauro
4.5 out of 5
190 ratings
est. 2015; food truck specializing in dishes featuring Maine lobster; known for lobster rolls & grilled cheese
New Rebozo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
New Rebozo ($$)
(607 ratings)

1116 Madison St Map It!
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 445-0370
www.newrebozos.com
  • Fiesta Mole
    6 chicken enchiladas w/ 6 different moles; Jeff loves white chocolate & pistachio poblano; served w/ rice & beans
4.5 out of 5
607 ratings
opened in 1991; Mexican cantina known for 25 moles; serving innovative dishes w/ traditional roots
Ruby's Fast Food: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ruby's Fast FoodSee Ruby's Fast Food Video ($)
(270 ratings)

3740 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-2669
www.rubysfastfood.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Crispy Pata
    roasted, crispy whole pork shank and foot, boiled, cooled and deep fried in soybean oil; takes a day to make; "best pig product available in the U.S. that nobody's ever heard of...it's pretty, pretty rockin'"-Andrew Zimmern; looks good
4.5 out of 5
270 ratings
Filipino eatery
Swedish Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Swedish Bakery [CLOSED]See Swedish Bakery Video ($$)
(396 ratings)

5348 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-8919
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Nutty"
  • Marzipan
    "Kermit" & Marzipan Log
4.5 out of 5
396 ratings
[CLOSED]Other Recipes: Andersonville Coffeecake | Swedish Limpa (Rye Bread)
Tempesta Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tempesta Market ($$)
(220 ratings)

1372 W Grand Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 929-2551
tempestamarket.com
  • "The Dante" Sandwich
    hot soppressata, mortadella, finnochinoa, hot coppa, porchetta, provolone, giardiniera, 'nduja aioli, lettuce & tomato on a baguette; "mind blown so hard!...new frontier of sandwiches!" -Jeff Mauro
4.5 out of 5
220 ratings
est. 2017; "family-owned Chicago marketplace rooted in an immersive Italian legacy of making unapologetically authentic & inspired foods" (from its website)
Ann Sather Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ann Sather RestaurantSee Ann Sather Restaurant Video ($$)
(912 ratings)

909 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-2378
annsather.com
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    plate-sized
4.0 out of 5
912 ratings
Swedish cuisine & catering; multiple locations in Chicago; Other Recipes: Swedish Meatballs
Bandera: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BanderaSee Bandera Video ($$)
(1849 ratings)

535 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-3524
www.hillstone.com/#/resta...
  • Banana Cream Pie
    also in AZ, CA
4.0 out of 5
1849 ratings
also located in Scottsdale, Sacramento, Corona del Mar and Brentwood
  • Pepperoni Panzerotti
    house dough, red sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella; folded, sealed & baked (fried on request); "everything that you ever craved in a pizza x10!" -Jeff Mauro
4.0 out of 5
139 ratings
est. 1963; family owned & operated pizzeria known for home-style food, alongside sister deli next door
Blue Springs Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue Springs CafeSee Blue Springs Cafe Video ($$)
(225 ratings)

3505 George St Map It!
Highland, IL 62249
(618) 654-5788
  • Foot-Hi Lemon Meringue Pie
    each pie uses 12 egg whites to create the foot-high meringue topping
4.0 out of 5
225 ratings
country kitchen decor
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Road Trip"
  • Pizza Pot Pie
    making since 1972; "one of the weirdest and tastiest things I've ever had"-Marc Murphy; baked as a pot pie w/ cheese on the bottom, then sauce and crust on top... when served, it's inverted onto the plate to form the pizza pie; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2628 ratings
opened in 1972; across the street from the notorious "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (February 14, 1929)
Delia's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Delia's Kitchen ($$)
(452 ratings)

1034 W Lake St Map It!
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 358-1300
deliaskitchen.net
  • Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
    fresh blueberries in the batter, lemon ricotta on top & blueberry compote; "best thing I ever ate...breakfast-style" -Jeff Mauro; looks good
4.0 out of 5
452 ratings
cafe serving homestyle breakfasts & lunches w/ gluten-free & vegetarian options
  • Arroz Gordo
    "the fat rice"; paella topped w/ chorizo, chicken, pork shoulder, sausage, beef, stuffed prawns, vegetables & fried croutons; served w/ marinated boiled egg & chili flake lemon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1065 ratings
temporarily closed; opened in 2012; specializes in the food of Macau, a former Portuguese colony in China; chef won a James Beard award in 2018
  • Chicken Vesuvio
    chicken & potato wedges w/ garlic & seasonings, plus sherry wine; roasted at high temp & served w/ a garnish; "melts in your mouth" -Dan Kohler
4.0 out of 5
452 ratings
est. 1980; authentic Italian family restaurant offering classics & comfort food
Frontera Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2353 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2353 ratings
Joe Boston's Italian Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe Boston's Italian Beef [CLOSED] ($)
(159 ratings)

2932 W Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-9536
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Italian Beef with Sausage Sandwich
    asked for dipped with little of hot peppers; looks good
4.0 out of 5
159 ratings
[CLOSED]
Kuma's Corner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuma's Corner ($$)
(5105 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
www.kumascorner.com
  • Plague Bringer Burger
    1-lb patty w/ roasted garlic mayo, extra raw garlic, homemade hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, tortilla chips (for crunch), lettuce, tomato & onion all on a pretzel roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5105 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
  • Tamales Verde de Pollo
    shredded chicken & tomatillo salsa wrapped in fresh masa, steamed in a corn husk; add house "grenade" salsa for extra spice
4.0 out of 5
398 ratings
est. 2014; made to order authentic Mexican food & homemade salsas
Lena Brava: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lena BravaSee Lena Brava Video ($$$)
(530 ratings)

900-902 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-1975
www.lenabrava.com
  • Black Cod "Al Pastor"
    blackened cod w/ achiote, red chili & pineapple rub; topped w/ pineapple shiso salsa; served w/ cabbage slaw & house tortillas
4.0 out of 5
530 ratings
Baja-inpired, wood-fired dishes, plus Mexican wines & mezcal
Little Goat: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little Goat ($$)
(4694 ratings)

820 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
www.littlegoatchicago.com
  • The Fat Club
4.0 out of 5
4694 ratings
opened in 2012; a gourmet spin on diner comfort food, prepared by award-winning chef
m.henry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
m.henry ($$)
(1782 ratings)

5707 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 561-1600
mhenry.net
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Stacked"
  • Blackberry Bliss Cakes
    house hotcakes w/ warm blackberries & vanilla mascarpone cream, topped w/ brown sugar & oat crust
4.0 out of 5
1782 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch); "chow for now" serving globally inspired, new american style cooking; serving breakfast, lunch, brunch only
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