The Cook's Favorite Chicago Restaurants

Friday, February 19, 2016

Living with a chef has it's perks - and the best perk is being able to try some of the best food Chicago has to offer. Because Devin is a chef in the city, we're constantly asked what our favorite restaurants are. So to make it convenient for my friends and followers, I decided to put a post together of our favorite places in the city! 

All these photos are from Devin's Instagram, so give him a follow if you love seeing good food on your feed!

NICO OSTERIA - GOLD COAST
Devin is currently working at this seafood-focused Italian restaurant. You have to get their homemade pastas! And the cocktails are to die for. 


WOOD - LAKEVIEW
This restaurant is just around the corner from our first apartment together. Perfect for a weekend brunch or a date night on the north side of the city. 

GREEN STREET SMOKED MEATS - WEST LOOP
Hands down the best BBQ in the city. It's a little slice of southern heaven in the industrial city. My favorite are the pork ribs and the macaroni salad!

AU CHEVAL - WEST LOOP

This place is infamous for their decadent burgers. You may have to wait a few hours to get in, but it's certainly worth the wait! Make sure you get a side of fries and garlic aioli. 

GIRL AND THE GOAT - WEST LOOP
This place can take months to get a reservation, but when you do you don't want to skip. Ever single menu item we had here was to die for. We were in culinary bliss!

 PUBLICAN - FULTON MARKET

If you're a meat lover, this place is for you. Publican has the best pork belly I've ever had and their fries come topped with a fried egg!

BIG STAR - WICKER PARK
This is by far our favorite taco joint. Tacos are $3 to $4 each and are perfectly curated. Our favorites are the fish taco and walking taco. Don't skip on the queso fundido, either!

AVEC - WEST LOOP
This is our go-to date night spot. Their menu is perfect for sharing and the communal atmosphere is cozy yet romantic. They're known for their amazing bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates!

Happy eating!

3 comments:

  1. Oh My GOSH! This food looks divine. Great blog post!

    CarolinaClover

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  2. So many of my favorite Chicago restaurants on this list too -- he has excellent taste. Nico has and always will be one of my very favorites!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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  3. Love that most of these are One Off Hospitality (well, no longer Big Star, but still)

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