Want to learn how to cook? Pick up your basic necessities at Bismillah Super Market in Bolingbrook and try out some simple recipes.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Next time you're in a rush, check out the amazing TV dinners available here to get you going out the door.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Bismillah Super Market? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
Make your cooking life as easy as possible and grab some frozen food today. It's perfect for when you don't have the time or energy to make something from scratch!
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Bismillah Super Market.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Bismillah Super Market.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Bismillah Super Market and get creative with your sandwiches.
Need more vinegar and oil to transform your cooking? No problem, they've got that here, too!
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at Bismillah Super Market.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Bismillah Super Market and get cooking.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
If you are making your way over to Bismillah Super Market, make sure you check out the convenient parking options located nearby.
At Bismillah Super Market, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
When you have the urge to get down in the kitchen, pick up some grocery items at Bismillah Super Market in Bolingbrook and start cooking.
A can of soup is a must-have on a rainy day. Pick one up here.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Bourbon Street Cafe and pick up some fresh noodles.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
If you like to try out different recipes and experiment with different flavors, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Bourbon Street Cafe.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Whether you need some snacks for the big game or a quick dinner option, the frozen foods from here are sure to suit your needs.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Bourbon Street Cafe will do the trick.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
The bread baked at Bourbon Street Cafe gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Bourbon Street Cafe.
You'll be relieved to know that there's nearby parking available to Bourbon Street Cafe.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Gordon Biersch.
Eat healthy and feel better with Gordon Biersch's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Wifi access is totally free at Gordon Biersch, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Gordon Biersch is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Gordon Biersch to grab a spot on the patio.
If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Gordon Biersch.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Gordon Biersch as well.
The parking lot near Gordon Biersch will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Gordon Biersch is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Gordon Biersch s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Gordon Biersch.
Pay Gordon Biersch a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Gordon Biersch and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
Gordon Biersch awaits your visit with a great pint of beer at their brewery in Bolingbrook.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, El Balcon Restaurant should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to El Balcon Restaurant for a group meal.
Hop online in no time using El Balcon Restaurant's free wifi.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at El Balcon Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience.
El Balcon Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
This restaurant offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to El Balcon Restaurant since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So come to El Balcon Restaurant, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
If you prefer casual dining, head on over to El Balcon Restaurant and enjoy some Mexican fare in a comfortable setting.
El Balcon Restaurant serves up a variety of Mexican eats, so head on over today and indulge in some of your favorites.
For the tastiest dog with the ultimate topping selection, you won't want to skip Bolingbrook's Portillo's Hot Dogs.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
At Portillo's Hot Dogs, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Portillo's Hot Dogs to grab a spot on the patio.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Portillo's Hot Dogs does not accept reservations.
At Portillo's Hot Dogs, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Portillo's Hot Dogs can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Going out can be expensive. That's why we have our own free parking lot, so you spend your money on more fun things.
Portillo's Hot Dogs' diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Eating out should only feel like a luxury, not cost like one. That's why Portillo's Hot Dogs is here. Serving food fit for sultans at a quarter of the price.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Portillo's Hot Dogs provides service throughout the day.
Whether you smother your hot dog with condiments or prefer it plain, Portillo's Hot Dogs will put a smile on your face.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Salernos Pizza and Pasta, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
The menu is loaded with numerous pizza and pasta offerings, so you can catch up on all your favorite carbs.
Salernos Pizza and Pasta is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly fare.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Salernos Pizza and Pasta.
Warm weather brings out Salernos Pizza and Pasta's highly coveted patio seating.
Salernos Pizza and Pasta prides itself in its delicious catering.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Salernos Pizza and Pasta is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Salernos Pizza and Pasta's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Salernos Pizza and Pasta's restaurant.
So when you need a quick solution for lunch or dinner, stop by Salernos Pizza and Pasta and enjoy a hot and tasty pizza.
Cindy Espinosa has cooked almost every dish on the menu at Nellie’s (2458 W. Division St.), the Humboldt Park luncheonette she co-owns with her husband, Pablo. Yet she’s never attempted mofongo, a dish of mashed fried plantains that’s a Puerto Rican tradition.
“I see it being made,” she said. “I know how it’s made, but I’ve never tried it.”
It’s easy to see why. The cooking process, which I watched unfold in Nellie’s kitchen, is pretty involved, with a lot of hand-mashing and frying. “It’s more of a Friday-night dinner type of thing,” Pablo said. “You might eat it once a month at home.”
Yet the final result—a dome of fried plantain that diners can moisten with a dip into housemade chicken broth—is worth the work. Here’s how Cindy and Pablo’s cook, Carmen, makes it.
Carmen first peels and chops green plantains, the same fruits used in the restaurant’s jibaritos and tostones. According to Pablo, the restaurant goes through a crate of about 50 green plantains every week.
Then Carmen tosses them into a deep-fryer with some chopped tocino, or pork lard. When the lard has cooked down to a salty, crispy crunch, she dumps it and the plantains into a type of mortar and pestle called a pilon. “Every Puerto Rican household should have one,” Cindy said. The pilon’s concave bottom is what gives a serving of mofongo its distinctive dome-like shape.
In Puerto Rico, you see “all types of sizes” of pilon, Pablo said. That includes some as large as a butter churn, which sit on the floor. Nellie’s is a tabletop model, about 6 inches tall, wooden, and covered in carvings. It makes only one portion of mofongo at a time, which can make things hectic for Carmen on a busy weekend day. (All that mashing “takes an arm,” Cindy said.)
Making mofongo to order gives the staff flexibility to tailor each serving. For instance, Carmen can leave out the tocino to make a vegetarian version of the dish. (Both Espinozas have been vegetarian for a year and a half.) Other versions on the menu include iterations with shrimp in place of tocino or with a mound of chicken, shrimp, or steak nestled inside the dome. Mofongo can also be a side order to fried chicken (chicharron de pollo) or fried pork.
I get to sample the classic, main-course version.
The mofongo dome appears next to a small silver tureen filled with housemade chicken broth for dipping. There is still a big chunk of meat and bone floating in it, as well as a big, soft carrot that I devour, savoring its umami flavors. Moistened with a little broth, the green plantains lose their fibrous dryness to become melt-in-your-mouth comfort food; the bits of tocino provide an occasional kick of salt.
I send a mental thank-you to Carmen’s arm for providing this food. I hope it was worth the work.
Photo credit: Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
Clockwise from top: Birria in action—rich, briny consommé and tender goat meat, stewed for hours with bay leaves, cinnamon, and other spices. // Ceramic bowls absorb the birria's heat, keeping the broth warm throughout meals. // When Rick Bayless recommended Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan to "Esquire" magazine, he described the eatery’s birria as "full of flavor, incredibly homey and satisfying."
In Ocotlán in Jalisco, Mexico, the temperature rarely dips below 40 degrees. That's mild by Chicago standards; however, when the Reyes family immigrated 2,000 miles from Ocotlán to Chicago, they brought with them a recipe that would prove thoroughly compatible with the colder weather. That recipe is birria—a savory stew made by simmering goat meat for hours with herbs and spices. On a cold day in mid-March, I made a trek across town to the family's Pilsen restaurant, Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan, to taste it myself.
As soon as I entered the eatery, I smelled the warm, rich aroma of simmering goat meat. Goats were also present in the decor: miniature replicas decorated shelves and cupboards, and a mounted goat head kept watch over the booths, a toothpick dangling humorously from its lips.
After I ordered birria at the counter, a server presented me with three dishes. The smallest held pickled onions and lime wedges, which are traditional birria condiments, and an oblong basket cradled warm, fresh tortillas. The largest bowl brimmed with rich, briny consommé, chopped onions and cilantro, and hunks of tender goat meat.
The first spoonful of broth tasted bright and smoky with hints of ancho peppers and cinnamon. I separated a piece of goat meat with light pressure from my spoon. Leaner than beef, the meat still had pieces of bone inside, which infused the meat with the flavor of their marrow. The crisp onions and fragrant cilantro stood out against the birria's savory elements to create a harmony of flavors that was especially comforting on a cold day.