Get Your Slurp On at Momofuku Noodle Bar- NYC

I fell in love with Momofuku’s ramen during a trip to NYC about ten years ago and still think about that steaming hot bowl and have been searching Chicago for something that lived up to what I had at Momofuku. (Wasbi comes close)

There is almost always a line but the turnover is pretty quick and it’s worth the wait not to mention some good people watching. The bar on the kitchen is great if you are as fascinated as I am watching what seems like chaos come together to a beautiful bowl/plate. My favorite is the Spicy Miso Ramen. This baby comes with smoked chicken, poached egg, sesame, nori and thin springy noodles. It has a nice kick to it and is full of umami but still has a lighter taste compared to the Momofuku Ramen.

Momofuku Ramen & Spicy Miso Ramen

Momofuku Ramen & Spicy Miso Ramen

The pork belly and pork shoulder give the Momofuku Ramen Continue reading

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Like Pizza? Great Lunch Special at La Madia – River North

La Madia has a really great lunch special, salad and a pizza for as little as $12! Check out the Tastemade video to see the deliciousness for yourself!

 

Have You Made Your Chicago Restaurant Week Reservations? #CRW

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015

There are over 30 new restaurants this year including Fig & Olive serving prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner. You’ll have to act fast as places like Moto have already sold out.

Choose Chicago has a restaurant finder listing all participating restaurants with cuisine, neighborhood and menus (including information on vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and kosher options).

Bon Appétit!

Eating Great Food With The Cool People – Cafe Habana – NoLita, NYC

Cafe Habana Grilled Corn Mexican Style

Cafe Habana Grilled Corn Mexican Style

Show up early to this cozy diner where the cool kids go because the food is good and lines start forming quickly. Cuban music plays and the staff is pretty relaxed so plan to stay awhile. This was one of my favorite breakfast spots for a huge meal in a fun atmosphere with great prices.

I had to try the Mexican style grilled corn I kept hearing about. Continue reading