The Don Rafa dynasty in Chicago dates back to 1956 so it’s no surprise that this truck is taking the streets by storm! With an expertise in traditional Mexican cuisine, Don Rafa is bringing their quality food to a location near you.
My favorite go to restaurant is called Al Dente located on Irving Park near Pulaski. It is a little off the beaten path, but it is probably one of the best restaurants you will go to in Chicago. This restaurant is one where you will never get bored. The owner Javier Perez has worked in some of the highest rated restaurants in Chicago such as Spiaggia and Cibo Matta. As a result, the cuisine offered at Al Dente is a little eclectic.
If you’re looking for a quality deli sandwich with a New York-style experience, Bergstein’s is the truck to track. As natives of New York, the Bergstein family missed the convenience of a corned beef sandwich, potato pancake and matzo ball soup at any hour of the day, so they brought the experience to us with their deli truck.
No, e.leaven is not a typo or play on the number between ten and twelve. The noun “Leaven” means an element such as yeast that causes dough to rise, and an element that produces an altering or transforming influence. This concept combined with the owner’s first initial “E” gives e.leaven its name.
The restaurant that keeps me coming back is Taste of Peru. I have frequented this restaurant for the past two years. Though located in a strip mall of sorts on the far north side, there’s nothing strip-mall about this place. It’s not fancy, but one whiff of the spices and joy coming from inside and I was hooked.
One of my most memorable recent dining experiences took place this past weekend at Eddie Merlot’s in Burr Ridge. Because my husband and I are no strangers to fine dining, we were recommended Eddie Merlot’s and decided to give it a try.
My son and I have had a recent ongoing discussion about the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. I had a cheesesteak at one of the most highly rated stands in Philadelphia, and was very unimpressed. I posted what I thought was wrong about the sandwich construction in my blog, and made the statement that I did not think there was a good example of the "true" Philly cheesesteak sandwich to be found. About the Philly cheesesteak sandwich itself, I was definitely wrong. There is a commercially available Philly cheesesteak sandwich that belongs in the realm of iconic sandwiches.
I left home for Mather’s More Than a Café about 8:30 Friday morning. I arrived around 8:45. It was the day that Miss Chicago would be featured for, “The Friday Night Dinner Show.” I had been waiting to see and hear Marisa Buchheit, Miss Chicago.