Category Archives: CTA Green Line destinations

Great Eats at These 2 Old and New Chicago Restaurants

When I first moved to Chicago over a decade ago, Chicago restaurants were nothing special.  It’s not that there weren’t any decent places to eat, it’s just that were all the same.   In fact, the Chicago restaurants ten years ago were predictably representative of the meat-and-potatoes stereotype of the “hog butcher to the world.”  However, in a slow but

Amazing Southern Food in Chicago Can Be Found Here

I am a northerner who currently resides in the Midwest but that doesn’t mean I do not have a deep appreciation for foods from the south.  I am no “damn Yankee!”  In fact, I fell in love with low country cuisine in places like Savannah, Georgia and, in more recent years, I learned how to eat like a southerner in Chicago.

The Unusual Chicago Comfort Foods You Need To Try

When you think of Chicago comfort foods, what comes to mind?  Deep dish pizza?  Chicken Vesuvio?  Burgers?  Mac ‘n cheese?  While those are some of the obvious choices for comfort foods identified with “The Windy City,” I have some more unusual suggestions for you.  All you need to do is

9 Best Chicago Burgers You Must Have!

After careful research, I give to you my picks for the 9 Best Chicago Burgers, accessible via mass transit.  Get out, hit the rails and grab these tasty bites ! **Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions.     9.  Butcher & the Burger   If you are in Lincoln Park and you’re craving some custom-made burgers, I suggest you

5 Best Chicago Ramen Shops Near The ‘L’

2015 welcomed the resurgence of ramen or a “ramen-ssance,” as I like to call it.  Not the pathetic, store-bought, paper cup ramen but rather, the traditional, serious ramen shops with great ingredients.  Chicago was no exception and I was super excited to crawl into all of the mammoth-sized bowls around town, in an effort to find the 5 Best Chicago Ramen