Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille.
At Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Casual dining at its best, Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille.
Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille and enjoy some great American classics.
So head on over to the highly-rated Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
A new take on trendy, El Salto Mexican Restaurant offers A+ Mexican fare in a stylish setting, and visitors can't stop talking about it.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at El Salto Mexican Restaurant.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Hop online in no time using El Salto Mexican Restaurant's free wifi.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on El Salto Mexican Restaurant's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at El Salto Mexican Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
El Salto Mexican Restaurant is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Fed up with difficult parking? At El Salto Mexican Restaurant, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Hitting the mid-range mark, El Salto Mexican Restaurant s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
El Salto Mexican Restaurant's twist on Mexican food isn't just fun, it comes highly-recommended.
Whether you prefer your beans black or refried, the delicious options at El Salto Mexican Restaurant put Mexican food at the top of its game.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated El Salto Mexican Restaurant.
El Salto Mexican Restaurant features traditional and innovative Mexican eats, so visit the restaurant today and give your taste buds a fiesta.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Pikk's Tavern is a local favorite.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
A good time will be had by all if you book your next event at Pikk's Tavern.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Pikk's Tavern when the weather is warm.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Pikk's Tavern, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Pikk's Tavern's tasty dishes at your next party.
At Pikk's Tavern, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
Pikk's Tavern offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Pikk's Tavern's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Pikk's Tavern provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Pikk's Tavern.
Pikk's Tavern has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Pikk's Tavern has everything you could want from a British pub in Valparaiso.
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this pizzeria's delightful drink menu.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
No need to dress to the nines here — Gelsosomo's Pizzeria's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
For the tastes of Gelsosomo's Pizzeria from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Gelsosomo's Pizzeria. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Gelsosomo's Pizzeria for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Gelsosomo's Pizzeria (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Gelsosomo's Pizzeria has to offer.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Gelsosomo's Pizzeria for a new take on pizza.
A feast of Spanish delicacies awaits you at Don Quijote Restaurant.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
For no extra charge, utilize Don Quijote Restaurant's free wifi.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Don Quijote Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Don Quijote Restaurant to create the perfect night.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
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.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
So get your fix of authentic croquetas and fresh paella when you take a trip to Don Quijote Restaurant for a Spanish culinary adventure.
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Valparaiso's Wings Etc will fit any taste.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers.
At Wings Etc, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Wings Etc for a group meal.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Wings Etc's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
You can also grab your grub to go.
The parking lot near Wings Etc will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Wings Etc offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
At Wings Etc, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
So get your wing-eating on at Wings Etc 1.
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