Eating Good in Chi-Town…That Would be Chicago


If you are interested in what Korean fried chicken is, then a Chicago restaurant to check out is Crisp on 2940 N. Broadway.  The barbeque chicken, Crisp BBQ, is tangier than the usual barbeque sauce. The chicken is dipped in the barbeque sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  The crisp-korean-fried-chickenother sauce Crisp is well known for is “Seoul Sassy.” A sweet sauce, this chicken is sprinkled with chopped green onions. Chicken orders can be half, whole, or wings.  Lighter lunches are “buddha bowls” filled with veggies, rice, and topped with a fried egg. Check out the lunch specials too.

Captain Hard Times

These are hard times, so it would only be fitting that you should make time to eat at Captain Hard Times.  This Chicago restaurant serves some of the best soul food in the Windy City.  They are well known for their chicken and waffles.  Other favorites here are the catfish, perch, macaroni and cheese, and beef short ribs.  Breakfast is served as french toast, grits, cheese eggs, pork sausage, turkey bacon, and pancakes.  They have numerous buffets throughout the year such as a champagne buffet.  Be ye forewarned: this place is always crowded.  Reservations are recommended and necessary.



There are plenty of Chicago restaurants serving sushi, but a place in town is Oysy at 50 East Grand Avenue.  Everything here is always fresh and the presentation of the food is beautiful. For suggestions, try the shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura and the spinach salad with sesame dressing.  Popular maki favorites are Oregon, Philadelphia, California Sunset, Arizona Summer, Red Dragon, Amber, Miami, Chicago Crazy, and Fashion.  Sushi comes in many varieties like mackerel, octopus, sweet shrimp, crab, smelt, squid, scallops, and urchin.  You can see their full menu and make reservations online at their website,



If you want to splurge a little at a Chicago restaurant, visit Gibsons at 1028 N. Rush Street. The wait staff is attentive and the service is great.  Start your dinner off with the shrimp with spicy marinade or the spicy lobster cocktail.  Next, live it up and order the giant Australian lobster tail with turf, which will run you well over $100.00.  If you don’t want to spend that much, try the roasted prime rib, grilled swordfish, or one of their steaks or chops.  Side dishes are excellent as well.  Favorites are creamed spinach and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.

So, as you can see, there are plenty of Chicago places to get a great meal, regardless of your budget or your taste buds.