Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Ruby Tuesday caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Ruby Tuesday, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
At Ruby Tuesday, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Or, take your food to go.
Easily accessible parking options are located near this dining establishment.
Your bill at Ruby Tuesday will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Ruby Tuesday.
For a classic American dish, head over to the casual establishment of Ruby Tuesday.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Ruby Tuesday.
Danny’s Cafe warmly serves what co-owner Carl Dote described as “Italian peasant food” on Danny’s Check, Please! feature. Their cooking aims to comfort, from generously stuffed artichokes to their signature fried-meatball sub. The hefty sandwich, highlighted on WGN, comes to fruition after staff members hand-form fresh meatball mix into patties and pile on fried peppers. Co-owner and chef Paula Dote told ABC’s “Hungry Hound” that when she and her husband bought the restaurant, she wanted to make exactly what she made at home, and indeed, she uses recipes from her mother and mother-in-law in all of her cooking and homemade volcano experiments. She ladles vodka sauce and crumbled sausage over homemade rigatoni, and layers provolone, parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta in the four-cheese lasagna. Pork neck bones, one of Danny's more unique dishes, are served twice a week and praised by Hungry Hound for the tender meatiness resulting from hours spent simmering in spiced tomatoes. The eatery has also spawned relatives—appropriately named “Cuzzin’s Cafe”—that serve similar dishes in Des Plaines and Orland Park.
For a sandwich loaded with all your favorite toppings, be sure to eat at Ozzie's Food Store Liquor — this deli will keep you coming back for more.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Ozzie's Food Store Liquor is a great summer destination.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Ozzie's Food Store Liquor.
Take it nice and easy at Ozzie's Food Store Liquor, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Ozzie's Food Store Liquor offers catering.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Ozzie's Food Store Liquor is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Prices at Ozzie's Food Store Liquor are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ozzie's Food Store Liquor — swing by for your favorite meal.
Ozzie's Food Store Liquor boasts one of the best delis around, and they're awaiting your visit today!
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Hooters.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
Hooters tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
At Hooters, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Menu items at Hooters tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Hooters is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Hooters' tasty restaurant.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from Hooters.
You can taste the love Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant puts in their Italian food in each item on their menu.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Eat outdoors Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant's patrons can find places to park in the area.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant.
Meals at Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Is your mouth watering yet? Time to head over to Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant for some delicious Italian cuisine.
Whether you prefer your meal mild or with a spicy kick, the top-rated Mexican fare at Los Comales hits a home run with each and every order.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Los Comales is a great location to host a group dinner.
Access the Internet free of charge via Los Comales' complimentary wifi.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Love the food at this restaurant but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
At Los Comales, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Los Comales serves three meals a day.
For the highest rated Mexican food around, make Los Comales your first stop.
If you're looking for an easygoing dinner, Mexican at Los Comales is the place to be.
So treat yourself to a variety of tasty Mexican dishes at Los Comales and cure your hunger cravings.
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.
After exiting the gates at Union Park this weekend, the first thing on your mind will likely be finding a place to sit down. These five destinations offer a place to rest your feet, have a drink, eat deep-fried bacon, and maybe even break into a bank vault—if that’s your thing. If not, there’s always dancing.
If you wore heels all day and are ready for whiskey and snails while reclining on a sofa:
Maude’s Liquor Bar | 840 W. Randolph St.
After the last set, drag your weary hooves up to the Green Line platform and head two stops east to Restaurant Row, where you’ll find Maude’s long, leather couches perfect for slouching. The escargot is made in the traditional French style—in one of those absurdly French dishes created exclusively for cradling escargot, piping hot out of the oven and swimming in butter, herbs, and garlic—with plenty of crusty bread. To drink, Maude’s has five kinds of smashes, but you should order the whiskey smash, because it’s my favorite. (If you’re feeling exotic, try the Smokey Violet.)
If your inner biker bro is craving a craft brew:
Twisted Spoke | 501 N. Ogden Ave.
Just a few blocks away up Ogden, Twisted Spoke’s rooftop patio is the perfect spot to enjoy one of many brews from an enormous beer list—if you’re not sick of being outdoors. If you are, kick back at the long, curving bar with one of its epic bloody marys. Available in a handful of boozy variations (from classic vodka to spicy tequila), each bloody is garnished with a pile of pickled veggies, cheese, and cured meat, and served with a beer back of Genesee Cream Ale. Twisted Spoke also has deep-fried tempura-style bacon—need I say more?
If you’ve always dreamed of drinking tequila in a bank vault:
The Bedford | 1612 W. Division St.
Tucked away beneath the bustling six-way intersection of Milwaukee, Division, and Ashland, the Bedford is a cool, marble-and-chandeliers destination where the lighting is low enough that no one will notice how dusty your shoes are. The rehabbed bank basement invites imbibers to lounge inside the old bank vault—complete with gleaming safe-deposit boxes—on plush chairs and couches or at one of the many tables and booths in the main space. Groups can order a whole bowl of the refreshing (and potentially dangerous) chamomile tequila punch, a combination of chamomile-infused blanco tequila, grapefruit liqueur, lime, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda; it’s also available by the glass and half-bowl.
If you fudged your manicure when someone crowd-surfed over you:
Beauty Bar | 1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Cashing in on the signature $10 martini-and-mani combo, spiff up your nails at one of the manicure stations while sipping on something called the Relaxer, which is actually just a dirty martini but will likely do the job. With a DJ in the booth every night, you can shake a leg under the disco ball once your nails have dried. (Namely, you can bump 'n' grind to the sounds of R. Kelly on Saturday evening during the city’s longest-running tribute night to the local R&B legend.) Or, you could always take a seat in one of the many '50s-style dryer chairs, pull the bowl down over your head, and not talk to anyone.
If you no longer have the energy to speak but do have the energy to chew:
Au Cheval | 800 W. Randolph St.
The burger topped with cheese and fried egg—which Bon Appétit argues is the best in the nation—is the perfect excuse to sit in silence. This two-patty wonder is stuffed between a soft, chewy bun and will keep you and yours occupied long enough to at least try to conjure up a knock-knock joke or something. Accompanied by a Dr. Devon’s Pickleback (one shot of irish whiskey and another of the housemade pickle brine), the combo will likely leave everyone ready for bed, which is perfect because you’re going to need to rest up to do it all over again tomorrow.
Photo credits: 1. Kari Skaflen – Maude's Liquor Bar 2. Michelle Klosinski – Twisted Spoke 3. Brandon Jones – The Bedford 4. Jessica Schultz – Beauty Bar 5. Kari Skaflen – Au Cheval