Soft launching a new Travel Guide feature “What to Eat In…” because we know that’s really the best way of getting to know a city anyway.
On a recent very blustery weekend in freezing Chicago, there were, luckily, so many ways to stay warm, and here are some of my favorites:
- Pizza is iconic to the Chicago experience – dig into the pie at Pequod’s (that cheese pull!) and I hope you get to sit at Adam’s table for the full experience.
- Now also iconic is The Girl and The Goat – if you don’t know about their goat empanadas yet, you have to order more than one plate at a time. Trust me.
- Little Goat is the sweetest take on a retro diner I’ve seen of late. The French Onion Omelet and the rotating selection of special breakfast sandwiches (please, get it on a biscuit!) are a must.
- Kasama is one of the latest and greatest – elevated Filipino dining at the chef’s counter by night and amazing – no, stunning! – pastries like the foie gras danish with pistachio and blackberry-cherry jam and ube-coconut lattes by day. Be prepared to stand in line since, as it turns out, it was briefly featured on The Bear! I don’t know why I did not remember that part.
- I have probably written about this before, but it still stands – you must get a croissant and/or the croissant breakfast sandwich with prosciutto at Hendrickx Belgian Bread.
- You can also always seek refuge at kibbitznest – a bookbar haven of sorts, with games, coffee, wine and local beer.