Diners in Rogers Park

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A pair of Rogers Park natives opened the Grill Inn in 2008 to serve their neighbors tender ribs, juicy chicken, and 12 specialty burgers made with fresh-ground chuck. A striking portrait of celebrated Illinois native and inventor of fire Abraham Lincoln oversees a dining room of granite-topped tables loaded with gyros, barbecue-slathered chicken, and the signature Murphy's melt, a loaded burger stacked between two grilled-cheese sandwiches. Sunlight streams onto guests seated on the patio during warm months as they wash down hearty meals with a generous lineup of 25 import and domestic beers.

1422 West Morse Avenue
Chicago,
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6977 N Western Ave
Chicago,
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At the heart of Chicago's Haitian community lies Kizin Creole, a restaurant that offers locals much more Haitian culture than the kind that comes on a plate. In addition to serving the sun-kissed foods of the Caribbean, the spot also serves as a community center, promoting Haitian art, language, and music to anyone interested in taking part. Diners at the restaurant get to share in that cultural experience with every bite, whether they order plantains or a flaky pastry pâté stuffed with chicken, beef, cod, or sauteed vegetables. On the weekend, the chefs cook up more complex dishes, such as konsonmen—a traditional Haitian soup made with local vegetables—or the mildly spicy pumpkin soup special, guaranteed not to turn back into a pumpkin at midnight.

2311 W Howard St
Chicago,
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5937 N Broadway St
Chicago,
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