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.
Taste of Lebanon is a small, cash-only Lebanese spot with excellent chicken shawarma and lentil soup.
Spoken is a small cafe in Ravenswood with great sandwiches and coffee.
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The new restaurant openings you should know about.
Landbirds is a casual BYOB spot in Logan Square serving great Korean chicken wings.
Dirty Root is a fast-casual spot in the West Loop that’s great for a kind-of-healthy lunch.
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Sweet Pepper is a counter service Venezuelan spot with great arepas and fried sweet plantains.
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Gaijin is a great all-day Japanese restaurant specializing in okonomiyaki and kakigori.
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