Cafe Tola – Some Excellent Empanada action on Southport

Over on Southport Avenue about 10 minutes walk away from the Southport CTA station on the Brown Line is Café Tola. Tucked away alongside the big Jewel Osco supermarket, between Waveland Ave & Addison St. was this really good find, a little café serving up some authentic, rustic even, empanadas. I got here a little…

Roscoe Village Burger Fest 2012

  Second time lucky I headed down to Roscoe Village to hunt through the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. This time I forgoed the bus in lieu of a walk to burn off the the extra pounds I would gain from scoffing some burgers. Thirty minutes later walking down from Montrose Brown I hit the gate…

Safari Cup Coffee

Southport is pretty much the last stop on the non-loop section of the Elevated Brown Line that I had not recorded eating at. I have been down numerous times and I kept trying to get to Southport Grocery and Cafe but it was always too packed or I was too late. So when I heard…

Fish and Chip hunt leads to the New England Seafood Company

Some days I really crave some good old fish and chips, but sadly it is hard to track down, so I was delighted to find this decent offering near to the Paulina Brown Line stop. The New England Seafood Company sells East Coast Boston type fare, well at least I assume it does as I have…

Al’s Beef

Ok so there are a few questions, should I be having an Italian beef sandwich for breakfast? Did I have one?, and was it nice? Not really, yes, and it was. Luckily I am not charged with exhalting the culinary heights of Chicago or only seeking out the best of the best. This allows me to…

Wishbone Northside – “Southern Reconstruction Cooking”

I didn’t see this sign until the way out but by then I had kind of worked out that the theme was slightly southern by the proliferation of southern styled specials on the menu such as jambalaya and poboys. Apparently ‘Southern Reconstruction Cooking’ means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes’. I suppose…