My grandma makes a mean pan-fried milkfish, and her pork and daikon soup is pretty legit. But she lives in southern Taiwan, and Grandma J's Local Kitchen is less than a mile down the street. Sorry, Ah-Ma, when Sunday Funday rolled around last week, Grandma J's was the superior option.
We love food, but we also love getting wine drunk enough to eat the non-edible garnish and order an extra plate of fries. So when one of our favorite BYOB restaurants limited the alcohol a party could bring in, we were disappointed.
Our new neighborhood is ripe for evaluation. But something amidst the quaint, hipstery, organic and grass-fed masses was lacking. Enter The Lazy Parrot of the Caribbean.
For young foodies who like to hit the bottle without risking insufficient funds notifications from their banks, the BYOB dinner is the obvious choice for Stage One of any birthday celebration. Stage Two is El Circo Cheapo.
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When hipster-yuppies dare to dream, they dream of Lush. At Lush, you buy from the store's collection of beer and wine. Then, you drink the bottles in leather armchairs and order one of the spot's many cheeses, cured meats, or sandwiches.
The interior of Sunshine Café is lined with warm wood panels and a couple yellow posters declaring "You are my sunshine." It's simple but cozy, much like the food.
Located on N. Western Avenue, the Belly Shack with its tasty, albeit greasy food and laissez-faire atmosphere is a great place to eat creatively and get trashed at a low cost. Just bring some antacids.
One review touted Rokito's chic interior as a symbol of an up-and-coming Uptown gastronomic scene. Shame on them -- dry, grainy pork and oily chips do not contribute to anyone's "scene."
This blog will be about pairing tons of cheap wine and beer with the amazing food Chicago has to offer. This blog will be about dinner partying. First stop: Irazu, a Costa Rican restaurant in Bucktown.