Josh BarnettChicago Staff Writer
Raised in Cleveland by a family split between strict vegetarians and meat-eaters, Josh ended up somewhere in the middle. He moved to Chicago after college to swim in Lake Michigan during the summer and skulk around dive bars the rest of the year. He loves the NBA and the Cavs but has forbidden himself from getting too emotionally involved. Talk to him about your favorite hyper-regional potato chips, or better yet, pass him a bag.
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Virtue is an upscale spot in Hyde Park with great Southern food.
Cellar Door Provisions is an excellent cafe and restaurant in Logan Square that’s useful for a lot of situations.
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D Cuisine is a Chinese restaurant in Lincoln Park that serves great dim sum all day.
A guide to the best taprooms in a city that has a ton of taprooms.
Great Central’s West Town taproom feels like a German beer hall and is great for big groups.
Alulu is a small brew pub in Pilsen with inventive beers and excellent food.
Maplewood is a Logan Square brew pub that has great craft beer and food, and feels like a neighborhood bar.
Metropolitan is a big taproom in Avondale, and it’s a great place to drink beer by the river.