Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner has only been open for about two months, while the bakery next door, Little Goat Bread, has been the workhorse, pumping out all of the breads for her restaurants and serving Stumptown coffee first thing in the morning. I’ve had quite a few of the sandwiches at the Diner, but nothing has captivated my attention quite like the shrimp sandwich at the bakery. There are only a handful of options there, but each one seems to have more substance (and cohesion) than the sometimes-too-wacky versions next door. Egg salad has pockets of pickled onions, for instance, and adheres to the “less is more” approach. While the spicy shrimp sandwich does have quite a few components to it, they somehow work together seamlessly; the squishy potato bun holding it all together is one of my favorite new starchy support systems, making each bite a pleasure.
By Camille Izlar
Lunch=sandwich. Loop lunch=better sandwich. The ubiquitous meal is everywhere downtown. But I found you can eat better than Potbelly for less money. Check out these famous and not-so-famous places when you find yourself lost in the Loop and wondering why everyone else seems to have such purpose in life.
By Camille Izlar
So you want to eat the most amazing thing Chicago has to offer as long as it doesn’t cost more than $10? You must be a tourist. Or, as is more likely the case, constantly hosting tourists. Fortunately for you, me and your second cousin’s boyfriend’s little brother, you live in a great city with talented chefs who don’t need to charge $100 a head for a great meal. Here are my top five. Feel free to comment with your own! Read More
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