Fish Taco’s at Rock Bottom Brewery and a cheeky Kolsch

Rock Bottom Brewery on West Grand Street was my first port of call on my latest trip back to my adopted home town of Chicago I just hit town and I was looking for a bar to watch a bit of sport on TV and hopefully catch the Cubs game. I was staying up at…

Shake Shack in River North, my first Smoke Shack Burger

Shake Shack in River North has been on my radar for ages, I really meant to come here on my last visit back to Chicago, but somehow I was distracted and didn’t make it. This time though it was to be my first meal off the plane, and as it was pretty close to my…

Jake Melnicks Corner Tap – BBQ Bar-style

I found myself at Jake Melnicks ‘Corner Bar’ looking for a ‘beer and a bite’. It was cold outside and I did not want to wander the streets hunting too long for food so I just took a chance and heading inside to see what they could do for me. Bit of the menu I really…

M Burger – A Good ‘Old Fashioned Burger’

M Burger in Chicago is a simple yet effective local burger chain with Five joints scattered around the city. The first one opened only 5 years ago in 2010 and over the few years that I lived in Chicago I think I have eaten in them all. It was only recently though now on one of…

Downtown Dogs – Doggone good dogs in the City!

One of the first hot dogs that I ate in Chicago was at DownTown Dogs and I remember it well. It was freezing and just a couple of days after the snowpocalypse of 2011. I had found myself sheltering here after having bought myself a rent deposit cheque from the ‘cheques cashed’ shop on the…

Burkes Bacon Bar – Bacon Filled Snack Box Treats

Burke’s Bacon Bar is on North Rush Street attached to the James Hotel and next to David Burkes Primehouse. It is just a short walk away from the Grand red line CTA station. I read about its opening in…. well everywhere to be honest and as I quite like David Burke, and bacon, I was keen to…

Goddess and Grocer – Gold Coast Greatness, in sandwich form

I first stumbled upon the Goddess and Grocer when out hunting for places to eat around the Clark and Divison Red Line stop. I was meandering my way back from their through the Gold Coast, the area with all the posh shops, towards the Hancock when this place suddenly appeared. At the time I had a…

Mister J’s “Dagwood Special” – define special?

Bright shiny lights and flashing signs are often my downfall, like a moth drawn to a flame I often seem to find myself walking into one of these hot dog or burger places purely down to the exterior signage. It is usually a trap, although an inexpensive trap so often I do not mind. Again…

Grahamwhich – Still the best Grilled Cheese sandwich

So I am going to make this a brief posting. When I get the need in my soul for a truly great grilled cheese sandwich there is only only one place in Chicago that I am going to. That place is Grahamwich. Now this sandwich is basically, according to their menu, a sandwich of Winsconsin Cheddar,…