Chicago is the best restaurant city in America right now. With a mix of incredible neighborhood spots, one-of-a-kind high-end dining experiences and classic old-school treats, Chicago has the perfect dining itinerary for every single traveler. But that's also part of the problem. So much amazingness is happening in Chicago right now that it can be a real pain to navigate all of it and make sure you're getting the real deal, rather than one of the many imitators or hangers on.
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Blackbird Restaurant Eating Around the City Chicago's cosmopolitan makeup is reflected in its plethora of ethnic restaurants. Italian food, ranging from hearty deep-dish pizza developed in at Pizzeria Uno to delicately crafted creations presented at stylish trattorias, continues to dominate a very dynamic scene. Recently, there's been a surge of popularity for New American cuisine. Thai restaurants still thrive, as do ones with a broad Mediterranean slant, many of which serve tapas; and there are still plenty of opportunities to sample more longstanding Chicago cuisines. Of course, a number of establishments serve good old-fashioned barbecue ribs, a legacy of Chicago's days as the nation's meatpacker. And no visit is complete without sampling a messy Italian beef sandwich, or a Chicago-style hot dog, laden with tomatoes, onions, hot peppers and a pickle. The largest concentration of restaurants is found north and west of the Loop:
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The two offenders identified as members of the Hip Sing and On Leong organizations were arrested later that day by Chicago Police assigned to the 21st District, and charged with acts of intimidation. Seventeen other men were picked up for similar offenses at the Chinese New Year celebration in this secular, highly insulated community where close-mouthed secrecy prevails. Behind the pleasing facade of Asian restaurants, bakeries, herbal medicine drug stores, and gift shops pandering to suburbanites and tourists, investigators have been tracking a major heroin trafficking operation involving the importation of multiple kilos of heroin brought into the neighborhood for resale on the street. These incidents underscore the ever-evolving, ever changing face of organized crime in Chicago - the rise of Asian street gangs.
Within its boundaries, off to the side of the action, are the residential areas of Sheridan Park and Buena Park, and an exciting Southeast Asian community based around Argyle Street. This article also includes Andersonville, a short walk to the north, which is an upscale, lesbian-friendly neighborhood. Understand[ edit ] "Eternal Silence" by Lorado Taft, Graceland Cemetery Uptown, with its diverse cultures and restaurants, can be absorbing like few others in the city. A visit to Uptown's fabulous ethnic restaurants and many entertainment options makes for a memorable night out, and it is well worth a trip to stroll the bucolic streets while gazing at the majestic mansions of Buena Park.