With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.
Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.
Built by high-school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie Berman in 1948 and still owned and operated by the Bermans, along with their children and grandchildren, Superdawg Drive-In serves up its take on the classic American hot dog alongside a menu of original drive-in favorites that have earned it feature spots on the Travel Channel and Food Network. The namesake Superdawg vanquishes hunger with an all-beef Chicago-style hot dog flanked by sidekicks of mustard, piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped spanish onions, and hot peppers. Each Superdawg arrives on a poppy-seed bun with the signature fresh hand cut crinkle-cut Superfries.
In classic drive-in style, Superdawg Drive-In eases the treacherous hiking associated with most dining experiences by allowing customers to order from their cars, with a swift carhop making edible deposits. Both locations feature the iconic Maurie and Flaurie rooftop hot-dog statues, still flirtatiously winking at one another and begging for fries after all these years.
Specializing in thick, Sicilian–style deep-dish pizza, Jet's has indulged palates since 1978, when the eponymous Jetts brothers opened the first joint in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Crusts buckle under the weight of mozzarella cheese and toppings such as grilled chicken and black olives, accompanied by sides such as hot wings, cinnamon sticks, or Jet's Bread topped with cheese, garlic, and butter. Stacks of meat and veggies pile onto piping-hot subs, and a variety of healthy salads helps to avoid the wrath of the Food Pyramid's ancient golems armed with giant wooden tongs.
A Chicago establishment now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Tuscany is a one-stop shop for a delicious Italian dining experience made possible by an extensive menu of fresh gourmet fare. Pasta, like phenotypes at a genetics convention, is available in all manner of shape and size. Bite into tender morsels of ravioli della casa ($15), stuffed with veal and smothered in a four-cheese sauce, or penne pasta ($18) with seared sea scallops and light tomato sauce. Entrees come in myriad hues, including the bistecca ($30), grilled New York strip steak with roast mushroom, polenta, rapini, and olive oil. Or try the pollo arrosto ($19), bone-in chicken with roasted onion and pepper and roast potatoes in natural jus.
In French eclairs, German streudel, and Polish kolaczi, the bakers at Sugar Hills Bakery let their European inspiration show. Regardless of whether a recipe comes from across the Atlantic—the staff also makes cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, and wedding cakes—all of Sugar Hills’ baked goods are all made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.
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