CHIGuide

The Best Things We Ate This Week

A list of the best dishes we had from August 24th to the 31st.
The Best Things We Ate This Week image

We eat a lot while researching the various guides and reviews you see on our site. And we want to share some of that food with you, at least digitally. This guide is where we’ll be putting some of our favorite things we tried recently - the dishes that made us give a creepy smile to our plates. Hopefully it serves as a source of inspiration the next time you’re deciding what to order.


The Dishes

Japanese

Chinatown

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerSerious Take-Out Operation
RESERVE A TABLE

POWERED BY

OpenTable logo

Konbujime Medai

We recently went to 312 Fish Market, a sushi restaurant located in the 88 Marketplace on the border of Chinatown and Pilsen. There are several restaurants inside this giant supermarket, but 312 is the only one that has its own seating, which includes a sushi counter. Considering that this spot is from a former chef of Sushi-san, it’s not surprising that all our bites of nigiri were really good. But our favorite was the konbujime medai - the snapper had a ton of rich flavor from the curing, and the fish was topped with a pop of citrus to round the bite out.


Minced Pork And Beef Hot Dog Jiangbing

While we were in Chinatown, we decided to check out another new place we heard good things about. Monkey King is a carryout-only spot that specializes in jiangbing. We ordered the minced pork version, a thin pancake wrapped around pork, a hot dog, pork floss, pickles, and crunchy wonton strips. It was absolutely delicious, and filled a meaty crepe-sized hole in our heart that we didn’t know needed filling. Plus, it came with plastic gloves which came in handy for eating this wonderfully messy sandwich in the car.


Taco Boom image

Taco Boom

Birria Pizzadilla

This food truck recently opened a casual brick and mortar space in Lincoln Square, so we swung by to check it out. The quesabirria was fantastic, but we want to take a moment to call out their birria pizzadilla. If you ever find yourself hungover (or just in the mood for something cheesy and delicious) the double-decker quesabirria filled with tender beef and topped with a layer of caramelized panela cheese will save you.


photo credit: Kim Kovacik

Burger Bible

We’re doing a big overhaul on our Burger Power Rankings, which means we’ve been eating a lot of burgers lately. One of these was the Burger Bible at Little Victories in Wicker Park. If you’re a fan of crunchy stuff in your burgers, you’ll love this thing. The smash patty is topped with garden salsa Sun Chips, along with goat cheese, pickled bacon jam, arugula, and ranch. And while that might sound like an overly complicated burger, it’s not. All the components are very well balanced, so the flavors end up working together harmoniously. And this is coming from someone who normally considers Sun Chips to be a crime against humanity.


Chase Sapphire Card Ad

Suggested Reading

Dark seating area with velvet seats and lamps on tables and dark wallpaper

Chicago’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurant openings you should know about.

A plate of longanisa with garlic rice topped with eggs and some tomatoes and cucumber.

We checked out these new restaurants—and loved them.

13 Great Birria Tacos In Chicago image

Our favorite quesabirria tacos across the city.

The Most Fun Dinner Spots In Chicago image

A night out at one of these restaurants will never be boring.

Infatuation Logo

Cities

2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

FIND PLACES ON OUR APP

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store