Chicago is known for it’s phenomenal restaurant scene and every time I go back I’m pleasantly surprised at the latest arrivals to an already awesome lineup. If you find yourself heading to the Windy City anytime soon (or you already live there) check out some of my top picks.
Chicago Diner: One of my favorites. It’s a hip, vegan diner that serves up some of the best food I’ve ever had. I’m constantly begging them to open up a place in LA. A girl can dream. P.S. Even meat eaters LOVE this place.
Big Star: A super fun, rowdy taco spot in Wicker Park that has some ridiculously strong Margaritas. Perfect on a warm day with a fun crew.
RPM: One of the latest on the scene. Guiliana and Bill Rancic (along with the Melman Brothers) recently opened up this sexy spot and it did not disappoint. The Spicy King Crab Pasta was super delish and I will be fantasizing about it for the next few days.
“Viagra Triangle”: (Aptly nick named due to the abundance of young women and wealthy older men) With a multitude of restaurants and shops, it is the perfect area for eating and people watching. The veggie chopped salad from Carmines is particularly awesome and gets the Sharzad stamp of approval.
Obvi, there are way more places, but I’ll save that for my next edition when I go back around mid-summer.