MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a local favorite that not only serves excellent, fully-customizable burgers, but also reminds you what exceptional Guest service looks and feels like. (In case you forgot, it feels pretty darn good.) The menu caters to even the pickiest of eaters, and is inclusive to most dietary restrictions. Fresh toppings, high quality ingredients, and unbelievably flavorful – need we go on? This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends, or an enjoyable lunch option if you’re looking for a change of scenery from your office cubicle. Just a reminder: unlike MOOYAH, your cubicle doesn’t have a giant MOODLE DOODLE board that you can release your inner Picasso on.
Sip on an ice-cold beverage, while your burger sizzles on the grill. Sink your teeth into their fresh-baked buns, and savor each and every delectable fry. Seal the deal with a hand-spun, 100% real ice cream shake – the closest you’ll ever come to heaven on Earth. Tickle your taste buds, and stir your senses at MOOYAH – where every Guest is not only important, but a part of the family.
As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Impress your friends and invite them to a party to remember at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant.
For no extra charge, utilize Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant's free wifi.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
At Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
That's right! Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
At Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant, you can find a parking spot on the street, in a garage or take advantage of a valet service.
Cyclists are in luck. Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant provides bike parking.
Your tab at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant will usually run to about $30 per guest.
So come taste the pizza at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
So bring your appetite to Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant.
When you're craving pizza, make your way over to Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant and load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings.
See for yourself why Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant's Italian food is so highly considered.
Isn't it time you tried Palermo's 95th Pizza and Restaurant's great Italian place to satisfy your cheese cravings?
Come to Jedi's Garden Restaurant to grab an American classic with a side of fries.
Jedi's Garden Restaurant is putting modern twists on classic salads, and that's just the tip of the iceberg at this vegan joint.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Host your next party at Jedi's Garden Restaurant for a meal your guests will remember.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Jedi's Garden Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
Dress is typically casual at Jedi's Garden Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
You've heard correctly. This restaurant offers both delivery or carryout.
That's right! Jedi's Garden Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Jedi's Garden Restaurant offers complimentary parking at a lot close by.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Jedi's Garden Restaurant running under $30 per person.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Jedi's Garden Restaurant and taste test your way through the menu.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Jedi's Garden Restaurant who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Jedi's Garden Restaurant serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Jedi's Garden Restaurant.
Build your own burger at Les Brothers Restaurant — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Les Brothers Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
No need to dress up for a trip to Les Brothers Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
That's right! Les Brothers Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Drivers will jump with joy when they find out about the free parking in the lot next door.
Les Brothers Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Les Brothers Restaurant s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Les Brothers Restaurant has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
Pay Les Brothers Restaurant a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
So head on over to the highly-rated Les Brothers Restaurant for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at T.G.I. Friday's.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on T.G.I. Friday's' free wifi.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Perfect for an after-work outing, T.G.I. Friday's won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have T.G.I. Friday's cater for you.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
T.G.I. Friday's is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at T.G.I. Friday's.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out T.G.I. Friday's.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to T.G.I. Friday's and enjoy some great American classics.
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.