Sam FayeDirector of Operations
Originally hailing from the great city of Detroit, Sam Faye has spent an immeasurable amount of time eating in Chicago’s greatest (and often most mediocre) restaurants. Having spent more than two years as The Infatuation's Chicago Content Lead, we bailed him out from eating two dinners every night and moved him to New York to run operations. He still eats two dinners on occasion, but that's his own decision.
Our guide to the 22 quintessential restaurants that make Chicago dining what it is.
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Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
Puesto Sandwich Shop is a little Latin American cafe hiding under the L in Wrigley. It’s not a typical Wrigley spot, which is a nice change of pace.
TAC Quick literally stands for Thailand’s Authentic Cuisine, so you should probably go for a casual meal of authentic Thai cuisine.
Sheffield’s is a casual barbecue restaurant in Lakeview close to Wrigley with a great beer garden. Come for food, drinks, and to have a good time.
Al’s in Wrigley is the perfect spot to grab a cheap Italian beef or hot dog, and that’s especially true if the Cubs are playing.
Rockit in Wrigley is a casual spot to grab a burger and a beer. It’s more low-key than the original River North one, but that should be expected.
Cozy Noodles & Rice is a funky Thai spot in Wrigley with all sorts of crazy pez, toys, and flag decorations on the wall. Grab some casual Thai food.
ZamZam is a cheap and easy spot for Mediterranean food. Grab a simple shawarma or falafel sandwich.