Welcome to my second edition of the food I’ve been eating at restaurants in Chicago. The first post covered Happy Camper, Toast and Asahi Roll. This time I dined in the Chicago neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Lakeview. I recommend any of these options if you’re in town, though Taverna 750 was a bit pricey.
This edition’s restaurants:
Clarke’s, Rogers Park
Taverna 750, Lakeview (Now Closed)
I heard that Taverna 750 would be leaving its Lakeview location to move to another neighborhood so I wanted to visit the restaurant again while it’s still convenient. My friend and I shared lobster deviled eggs, black-bean empanadas and a pesto flatbread. We also each enjoyed a signature drink. I loved the Strawberry Fields cocktail in particular. Meals here can really add up.
Growling Rabbit, Rogers Park
I have been frequenting Growling Rabbit a lot recently because I often crave its iced Chai. I also recently went back for a full-on brunch. Service was a lot slower than usual because, as I heard the server say, they were short-staffed. I did enjoy the food, however. I ordered the vegan burrito: spicy tofu, sweet potatoes, guacamole, spinach, salsa and black beans. It is incredible, and quite large!
I also ordered potatoes on the side, because you can never have too much potatoes. My friend ordered the vegan skillet, which doesn’t actually come in a skillet but looks amazing!
As you can see, I’ve been eating some delicious food at restaurants in Chicago this month. I would expect nothing less from this city. Share your recent culinary experiences with me in the comments! Update: Taverna is now closed permanently.
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