Chicago’s Hidden Eats Series – Volume 1

Today, I am kicking off a new series on the blog called “Chicago’s Hidden Eats.”  Periodically, I will be shining a light on the cool, off-the-beaten-path food and drink treasures that many of you might be missing in The Windy City.  Whether you are a long-time Chicago resident, a recent transplant or a visitor to this city, I am excited to be sharing the delicious spots that are hiding in plain sight!  


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11 Great Chicago Eats You Can Reach By Transit

Whether or not you believe in man-made climate change, we can all agree that our cities are terribly polluted.  Chicago is no exception.  Luckily, there is a very simply way you can reach a plethora of great Chicago eats and help save the environment at the same time.  Use our local mass transit!  I never tire of saying it and I won’t stop, until more of you “get on board.”  


Our cities do not need more cars on the road, belching out toxic fumes.  We do not need to hear more cars honking in obnoxious numbers.  We do not need more D.U.I.s!!!


Robert Kennedy said, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” The following is my most recent roundup of 11 great Chicago eats in different neighborhoods which you can reach by CTA trains and buses. Continue reading

12 Great Chicago Eats Representing 5 Continents To Try

One of the best perks of living in a melting pot like Chicago is the diversity of cuisine.  In the last 30 days alone, I enjoyed some great Chicago eats across 9 neighborhoods which represent 5 continents.  That’s impressive.  So, if you cannot plan a trip out-of-town or abroad, here are some restaurants and cafes that can offer you a transportive experience.  All you have to do is Continue reading

Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants Part 2

Several weeks have passed, since I provided my first installment of Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants.  It’s an impressive list but today I have more recommendations for you.  Below is part 2 of Chicago’s Best Asian Restaurants by CTA ‘L’ Line.  Whether you are looking for some elegant Japanese fare or some down and dirty Continue reading

NEW POST: How to Eat in Chicago and Save the Planet.

If you have been here before, welcome back!  It’s nice to see you again.  If you are a first time visitor, stay a while and take a look around.  Feeding Off The Rails is here to take the guess-work out of how to reach all the best food and drink in great cities, while remaining environmentally conscious and socially responsible.  Today’s post brings us back to Chicago for a midsummer roundup.  Get ready to hit the rails!




Feeding Off The Rails mass transit




Chicago has been my adopted home for the last 11 years.  I’ve been lucky enough to watch this town explode with an exciting array of food finds from high-end restaurants to cheap and healthy eats.  The sheer number of Top Chef contestants and James Beard Foundation winners who have establishments here is very impressive and well-deserved.  


Do you want to know what’s even better? Continue reading