Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Getting online is easy with Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar's free and convenient wifi.
If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor.
Volume levels at the pizzeria can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the pizzeria on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar — attire is casual.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this pizzeria.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Everyone's talking about Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
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Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out will leave you happy and full.
Head to John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out in comfort, where attire is business casual.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out to your next party or event.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this pizzeria's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out is ready and waiting to be served.
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John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
John's Pizzeria Restaurant and Carry Out knows how to serve up amazingly tasty dishes that keep you full for days, which is why you should head there straight away for the best meal this week!
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Mi Tierra in Griffith should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Large groups will appreciate Mi Tierra for its ability to seat them quickly.
Mi Tierra goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Mi Tierra offers catering.
With a parking lot adjacent to Mi Tierra, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Mi Tierra offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
We'll spare you the marketing. Our food is delicious, and we don't break the bank. It's that simple.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Mi Tierra serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Mi Tierra.
Stop in Mi Tierra today and enjoy a Mexico-inspired meal in a casual setting.
So what are you waiting for? Dine at Mi Tierra and enjoy the tasty flavors of Mexican fare.
Aurelio's Pizza serves up hot and delicious pizza in a casual dining environment.
Aurelio's Pizza serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
Aurelio's Pizza has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
The pizzeria accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Aurelio's Pizza, where dress code calls for business casual.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Through their catering service, Aurelio's Pizza can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Aurelio's Pizza is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Aurelio's Pizza, pay by major credit card.
So head on over to Aurelio's Pizza, where the pizza is hot and the atmosphere's cool.
For a pizza that is out of the world, call or make a visit to Aurelio's Pizza.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by T D's Express Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
This pizzeria offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
With a host of nearby parking options, many choose to drive to dinner.
Bike parking is also available outside the pizzeria.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried T D's Express Pizza's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. T D's Express Pizza's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that T D's Express Pizza has to offer.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by T D's Express Pizza.
For tasty Mexican fare, Griffith's Pepe's Mexican Restaurant is hard to top.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
At Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
The parking lot near Pepe's Mexican Restaurant will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant and taste test your way through the menu.
A delicious Mexican dish is waiting for you at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, so stop by today and enjoy a yummy meal.
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.