There's a reason this is the burger that launched a movement: it's that good. The roasted slice of tomato? Yes. The salty crisp of Parmesan? Yesss. That killer meat patty? Yesssss. Read more.
This is a worthy destination for the chicken-based paitan ramen, which is slurped up al dente with scallion, onion, pork, and seaweed. Read more.
GET the chicken and waffles. The buttermilk-brined chicken and perfect little round waffles are terrific, while the secret weapon is the dark, rich Burton’s maple syrup from Indiana. Read more.
This spot does a variety of authentic Japanese lunch dishes like grilled mackerel, as well as a ramen bowl w/ porky broth, toothsome noodles, and a garnish of green onions and shaved radish. Read more.
Score brunch with a delicious down-home BBQ twist at this Downtown destination. Try the sweet potato pancakes smothered in pecan butter and bourbon maple syrup, or the Kobe brisket eggs Benedict (!!). Read more.
Their killer lasagna Bolognese is everything you wished mom’s could be. It’s substantial and hearty without being too rich. Don’t sleep on the seafood, either. Read more.
Go for the the broiled oysters (w/ garlic, breadcrumbs, and Romano), stay for the duck lasagna. Read more.
It doesn’t get much better than the bacon mac 'n cheese burger, with applewood-smoked bacon and an Elysian Immortal cheddar sauce. Read more.
Artie’s does up a solid assortment of Jewish deli classics at 83rd and Broadway. In addition to the well-steamed pastrami, be sure to try the hot dogs (both at once?). Read more.
This spot does its wings boneless or bone-in, w/ birds in a variety of unique styles: the tangy Sriracha lime, the spicy garlic Parmesan, the smoky "bomb dust", & the aforementioned sweet soy caramel. Read more.
There are 3 things you need to remember about the chickpea fritters. Green = parsley and mint; red = red pepper; and yellow = spicy harissa. Go balls to the wall with a three-in-one pita pocket. Read more.
If you’re trying to get rowdy without all the pretense that “eating” brings with it, Radegast is your new best friend. Bring a deck of cards, stake out a massive table, and let the party begin. Read more.
The chicken biscuit, topped with gravy, is unmatched, the oyster (or shrimp) po’ boy is an excellent and classic option, and don’t skip the horseradish-spiked beef sandwich, either. Read more.
The menu, which is loaded with things that’ll help you pack on an extra layer of insulation this winter. Think: wood-fired pizzas, a slow-cooked pork shoulder sandwich, and dry-rubbed baby back ribs. Read more.
Fable’s back patio is finally open, and it’s everything you hoped it would be and more. Get the Southern-style fried chicken sandwich. And yeah, you should add an egg for two bucks. Read more.
Two words: Waffle Burger. The brunch-y goodness involves bacon, cheddar and a fried egg...smothered in syrup. Mhmmm. Read more.
The apple fritter is crunchy, sweet, salty, with tender bits of real apple and actual walnuts throughout...and it's the size of a catcher’s mitt. Read more.
The pumpkin mac & cheese packs five cheeses (goat, Manchego, brie, Parmesan & cheddar), oven-roasted pumpkin & sweet potato purée into a neat lil' skillet. It's a must get. Read more.
This ramen spot has noodles with kimchi bacon broth or classic braised pork broth, and they have disco fries with ramen gravy. Disco fries. With ramen gravy. Read more.
You can order more than just waffles at this family-owned institution, like the big-ass omelets, stacks on stacks of pancakes, and sweet/savory crêpes. But you should also get waffles Benedict. Read more.
This place serves an incredible mix of vegetarian and oh-thank-God-not-vegetarian stuff. Try the Bhel puri, or the okra roll, which's still crunchy, just spicy enough, and wrapped in a fresh paratha. Read more.
Some people aren't hugely into eating pigs' feet that look like pigs' feet, so Chef Ed Cotton covered them with mozz, basil, & slow-roasted tomato sauce. Feast your eyes on Baked Pigs' Feet Parmesan. Read more.
We won't blame you if you wanna get in on everything at this authentic Wicker Park 70-seater's Nepalese lunch buffet, where you'll likely get delicious saag with corn or paneer, and allll the samosas. Read more.
Get the khachapuri. It's a Georgian dish resembling a cheese, butter, and egg calzone. It’s more addictive than Double-Stuffed Oreos. Also spring for the deep-fried baked potato. Read more.
The Corner store has a burger packed w/aged cheddar, pickled red onion, bread & butter pickle, garlic aioli, pan de mie bun, and last but certainly not least: bacon jam. Yeah. Order it. Read more.
Home to one of 2013's best sandwiches in SF, this Memphis-style BBQ spot focuses on dry rubbed meat and BBQ sandwiches. They offer fantastic sauces like the mustard-based South Carolina-style sauce. Read more.
Order one whole duck ahead of time, and then you get to choose small plates, a side dish or veggie fried rice, and a main in different amounts. Any way you do it, it's actually a pretty decent deal. Read more.