The Chicken Hut – best broiled chicken in town

The Chicken Hut in Belmont was and is one of my favourite places to eat at in Chicago. It is not fancy in any way, shape, or form, but it is very real and it is very honest. When I lived in the city I would come here every other week just to eat their…

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…

The Belmont Café in Lakeview for Eggs with Bacon

One of the first places I ever ate in Chicago was at Clarkes on Belmont near to the Belmont El Stop (read more here).  I had come up here looking for an apartment and there was an agency just along the road that I had spotted when checking out the area. That place was great…

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…

Good Night Goose Island in Wrigleyville

  I have always had a fond spot in my heart for the Goose Island Brewery Tap in Wrigley ville and I had been quite sad to find it closed last time I was in Chicago. So on this visit I had been really happy to find it open again, but that happiness was to…

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…

Eggsperience the breakfast in River North

Eggsperience was one of the first places that I ever had breakfast at in Chicago. I was staying in a hotel just near to the Grand El stop on the Red line while I looked for my first apartment in the City. Over the years I came back here pretty often, sometimes sitting up at the…

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…

Kuma’s Too – Devilishly good burgers at 666

Kuma’s Too at 666 West Diversey Parkway has all the same burgers as the original Kumas Corner, but it doesn’t quite have the down and dirty grunge that you had at the original location. Perhaps it is because I know that it is in the old space that housed the old Counter Burger which closed back in 2013, and perhaps…