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G. Garvin’s Chicago Travel Tips

Chilling with Christine Cikowski at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

The Windy City is an amazing vacation destination to explore with your family and friends. The third-largest city in the United States is home to jazz, comedy and the country’s first skyscrapers. Many visitors stick to the downtown area, but the next time you’re in Chicago, go beyond the central district. Locals identify proudly with their neighborhoods, and there you’ll find some fantastic restaurants.

Grandma J’s
Grandma J’s sits in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Humboldt Park. This is a hip space the locals love, because it’s filled with knickknacks that would remind you of your grandmother’s house. The food is no joke — if you want a fun breakfast, go for the duck three ways or the pork belly Benedict.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Honey Butter Fried Chicken is the product of two chefs with a big passion for putting the butter on the bird. It seems like a simple concept, but it’s a delicious one. You can’t go wrong with any of their chicken dishes with homemade honey butter, but make sure you try the sides like the macaroni and cheese, too.

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Windy City Chomping: Chicago Finally Approves Locations for Food Trucks


Image: Time Out Chicago
Chicagoans may have ready access to the deepest-dished pizzas and the beefiest Italian sandwiches, but they have virtually no access to the food truck. That’s right, these rolling buffets have taken over other big cities but, thanks to various ordinances, have thus far been unable to legally park in Chicago.

Hang on to your hats (because of the wind, sigh). That is all about to change. The city has approved twenty-one locations for legal parking and selling of food. Thank goodness. All of that walking into storefronts was getting tiresome. Here is a map of the approved locations.

Get more of the country’s best curbside eats on our Eat St. location guide.

Unique Eats: Upping The Adventure

Duck Tongue Tacos - X-marx Chicago - Unique Eats

Duck Tongue Tacos - X-marx Chicago - Unique Eats

The latest installation of Unique Eats tackles a category that will sift out the hardcore food people from fair weather diners — extreme culinary adventure…

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