Quantcast

Restaurants

First Slice Cafe

By Victoria Wiedel | Friday, October 15, 2010
First Slice Cafe

Lillstreet Art Center was in the middle of redesigning its exhibit space when I stopped at First Slice Café for a quick lunch, but the hustle and bustle did not seem to dissuade others. But it would probably take a lot to keep people from the pie case. Normally a quick treat or leisurely meal Read the Rest…

City Provisions Delicatessen

By Victoria Wiedel | Wednesday, October 6, 2010
City Provisions Delicatessen

I had the opportunity to participate in one of City Provisions’ farm dinners last year at Rushing Waters trout farm in Wisconsin, so I was happy to see a familiar name on the deli menu when I stopped by for a quick lunch. Chef/owner Cleetus Friedman had started promoting the deli last summer, and this Read the Rest…

Laschet’s Inn: Authentic German Cuisine

By Karl Klockars | Tuesday, September 21, 2010

As the recent German-American Festival descended on the heart of Lincoln Square, there was no doubt an influx of new faces (and appetites) to the heart of the Square?s gemulichkeit, the Chicago Brauhaus. ?Unfortunately for them, far fewer will likely have taken the opportunity to amble further south to dine at Laschet?s Inn, where the Read the Rest…

Royal Thai

By Monte LaMonte | Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Royal Thai

Royal Thai is one of the few Thai places in the city that is open on Monday. How cool is that? Besides that unique feature, the restaurant boasts a bevy of basic Thai dishes, all of them excellent – Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, (etc.) – plus lunch specials that come with soup and an Read the Rest…

Sticky Rice: Adventurous Eaters Welcome

By Victoria Wiedel | Monday, August 30, 2010
Sticky Rice: Adventurous Eaters Welcome

The friendly waitress at Sticky Rice, 4018 N. Western Ave., assured us that the fried bamboo caterpillars we ordered as an appetizer were “clean worms” since they never touched the ground. Surprisingly, the worms turned out to be the least exciting thing we ordered. Sticky Rice specializes in Northern Thai cuisine, but their huge menu Read the Rest…

Tiny Lounge: Friendly Bar With A Lengthy Beer List

By Victoria Wiedel | Monday, August 23, 2010
Tiny Lounge: Friendly Bar With A Lengthy Beer List

Tiny Lounge, 4352 N. Leavitt, offers a rare combination of tasty food and creative cocktails in a sophisticated setting. The trick is, you have to be able to find the place. Since there’s no signage, some people mistake the Tiny Lounge for an extension of Bowmans. But the personalities of the two taverns couldn’t be Read the Rest…

I Monelli Trattoria Pizzeria

By Victoria Wiedel | Monday, August 16, 2010
I Monelli Trattoria Pizzeria

Whole pizzas are the size of a typical baking sheet, and the quarter is enough for one hungry adult or two children. It’s nice to have the option to order smaller sizes (if you like trying different combos). Since the pace isn’t rushed, you can always start with a heaping helping of the house salad Read the Rest…

Nohea Café

By Patty Wetli | Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Nohea Café

As one half of a mixed marriage (I’m a vegetarian, he’s a carnivore), I’m always on the lookout for restaurants that will satisfy us both. Nohea Café (2142 W. Roscoe Ave., a few blocks west of Damen) fits the bill. The brainchild of the mother-daughter team of Shirley Garcia and Michelle Mochoruk, the café-deli opened Read the Rest…

Resi’s Bierstube

By Victoria Wiedel | Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Resi’s Bierstube

“Stube” means living room, but the interior of Resi’s may remind some people of their parents’ basement den. I doubt they are going to change the décor any time soon. During the colder months, the wood-paneled bar serves as a cozy nook where patrons find warmth in a wide variety of beers, wines, and spirits Read the Rest…

Crépes á Latte

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Crépes á Latte

Traditional Parisian crepes and coffee. Free wi-fi.

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, August 2, 2010
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

Small plates and wine flight menu. Backyard patio and Sidewalk seating in warmer months. Owned by Kitsch’n team. [ratings]

The Village Tap

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, August 2, 2010
The Village Tap

A neighborhood institution that predates just about every other business in Roscoe Village. Basic neighborhood bar with kitchen and lots of regulars. Patio seating in back that closes only in the very coldest months. [ratings]

Victory’s Banner

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, August 2, 2010
Victory’s Banner

Vegetarian and vegan menus. Sidewalk seating in warmer months. Specializes in breakfast. [ratings]

Turquoise Cafe

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, August 2, 2010
Turquoise Cafe

White tablecloth Turkish food. Sunday brunch too. Sidewalk seating in warmer months. [ratings]

Tony’s Burrito Mex

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, August 2, 2010
Tony’s Burrito Mex

No frills burritos and Mexican food. Open late. [ratings]

Spread the word