With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.
Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.
A Chicago establishment now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Tuscany is a one-stop shop for a delicious Italian dining experience made possible by an extensive menu of fresh gourmet fare. Pasta, like phenotypes at a genetics convention, is available in all manner of shape and size. Bite into tender morsels of ravioli della casa ($15), stuffed with veal and smothered in a four-cheese sauce, or penne pasta ($18) with seared sea scallops and light tomato sauce. Entrees come in myriad hues, including the bistecca ($30), grilled New York strip steak with roast mushroom, polenta, rapini, and olive oil. Or try the pollo arrosto ($19), bone-in chicken with roasted onion and pepper and roast potatoes in natural jus.
Tacomiendo Taqueria’s menu revolves around its lineup of meaty centerpieces, which range from the traditional—asada and pastor—to more exotic cuts of lengua and cabeza. Like a tiny bench press installed in a vegetable crisper, the proteins bulk up a selection of fresh ingredients to form such south-of-the border classics as burritos stuffed with beans, tortas ignited with jalapeños, and cheese-laden sopes.
The Gomez family members first chose to share their family-style Mexican cooking with the Chicagoland area in 1992, founding Los Arcos Mexican Grill. Currently, the family's restaurant empire includes four locations, each of which shares a similar dedication to Mexican and Tex-Mex comfort foods. The chefs make all of the tamales and soups in-house, rounding out the selection with a traditional assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tostadas, chimichangas, and more. However, they also demonstrate their willingness to create inventive new dishes. This is readily apparent in the menu's signature item: the hollowed out half of a grilled pineapple filled with pineapple pieces, onion, red peppers, jalapeños, and either shrimp and octopus or chicken and skirt steak.
Our mission is to be the fines ethnic grocery store in the hearts and minds of our clients, employees, distributions and neighbors. We always try to surpass our clients expectations ! As a result in our stores you will find items not found in other stores.