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Taste of Chicago: The Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants at Taste of Chicago

A recurring Chicago classic, the Taste of Chicago, is back in full effect selecting the best of Chicago’s restaurants, breweries and bars. Craft beers, cocktails, martinis, burgers, Chinese food, and African food are just some of the tastes that are scheduled to be showcased in this eatery festival. With so much food to choose from rolling out decided to give you a guide to the best eateries of the festival.

–tariq weaver

Billy Goat Inn
Diehard “SNL” fans will remember this cozy Chicago diner from the infamous John Belushi skit. Located on the near West Side of Chicago and four blocks from the United Center, the Billy Goat Inn will feature their city favorite rib-eye sandwich and “cheeseboorger.”

1535 W. Madison St.

BJ’s Market & Bakery

BJ’s Market & Bakery is the premier soul food restaurant in Chicago. Don’t miss the mustard-fried catfish, and since it’ll be hot, be sure to order some peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert.
8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

5275 S. Archer Ave.

Gigantic portion sizes made this restaurant popular. You haven’t experienced Chicago unless you’ve had a polish — try the signature Maxwell Street polish sausage with grilled onions.

Eli’s Cheesecake Company
6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive

Oreos, check! Vanilla ice cream, check! Hershey’s chocolate sauce, check! Eli’s Cheesecake Company is the argulably the most revered cheesecake in all of the Midwest and maybe even the nation.

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