Chicago’s Finest Eateries

Okay, maybe not Chicago’s finest eateries, but definitely the best. From chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates to apple cinnamon pancakes, the Windy City has it all. Leave your mouth watering with these gustatory delights. Here’s the best of the best and how to find them:

Alinea (Hot Potato/Cold Potato Soup)

This not-so-traditional restaurant boasts some of the finest soup in the metropolis. Spoon up a mouthful of hot-potato/cold potato soup and take your taste buds on a trip to nirvana. A “soup shooter,” all you need to do is take one look at the black truffle-popped potato and its complementing parmesan cheese to know you made the best decision you’ll make all day.

Ann Sather (Cinnamon Rolls)

Two words: Cinnamon. Rolls. Dripping with delicious icing, these enormous and nationally renowned breakfast desserts will start your day off with a smile on your face and a happy belly. Slice into a piece of heaven, and be glad you did.

Avec (Chorizo-Stuffed Medjool Date)

Recently topping Zagat’s respected list, this Chicago eatery is known for its chorizo-stuffed Medjool date. Wrapped in bacon and submerged in piquillo pepper sauce, this date is like nothing you’ve had before. Do yourself the favor you need and embrace the best Chicago has to offer.

Borinquen (The Steak Jibarito)

The jibarito my friends, the jibarito. More specifically, the steak jibarito. Filled to the brim with perfectly prepared cuisine (steak, pork, or vegetarian should you prefer) and sandwiched between two delicious slices of plantains, this remarkable dish transcends Earthly pleasures. Forget your worries the moment you sink your teeth into this.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. (Pizza Pot Pie)

I introduce to you the pizza pot pie. A fantastic take on Chicago’s traditional deep-dished pizza, this creative meal has become a staple of this well-respected establishment. First established in 1972, this one-of-a-kind food has been around for over three decades for good reason. Treat yourself to what you deserve.

The Parthenon (Flaming Saganaki)

The Parthenon may be a feat in and of itself, but it is nothing compared to Chicago’s The Parthenon’s flaming saganaki. A Greek appetizer engulfed in flame, this wonderful and exotic food made its debut in 1968 in none other than Greek Town. For a taste of the Mediterranean, there is no place better than The Parthenon.

Walker Bros Original Pancake House (Apple Cinnamon Pancakes)

Boasting of the esteemed apple cinnamon pancakes, this famous Chicagoan pancake house has made its name filling the bellies of Windy City inhabitants. Experience the perfect pancake. Breaded to excellence and seamlessly including a perfect distribution of both apple and cinnamon, this breakfast food will never disappoint.