Good Eats around DePaul, Lincoln Park
- jberendzen Aug 31, 2006 02:53 AM
Any recs for lunch/dinner around DePaul? I'll be staying around there over the holiday weekend, dropping off my eldest at the campus. There are a group of 5 of us - 2 picky eaters and 3 omnivores. Since I'm already up to my neck in debt to DePaul, I'd like to keep costs reasonable - whatever that means.
Chicago is such a great city!
you have a number of choices there is O'Fame - Italian on webster, Bacino's for pizza on Lincoln and the original Potbelly's on Lincoln as well -
DePaul happens to be in a great neighborhood. Not necessarily the trendiest, in terms of dining choices (although Alinea and Boka are just south of DePaul down Halsted), but there are some solid options. A few other recommendations in the immediate area -- The Athenian Room on Webster for very casual but great Greek food, Metropolis Rotisseria (small but great for lunch) on Armitage, John's Place and the original Charlie's Ale House on Webster, and Cafe Ba-ba-Reeba (on Halsted) for great tapas in a fun atmosphere.
Although they are a little pricier, I would also highly recommend two Italian restaurants -- Vinci on Halsted and Tarantino's on Armitage. Also, Dee's for Chinese (also on Armitage). If you're interested in breakfast, Nookies Too on Halsted is a good choice.
I'll second Dee's for Chinese.
There's also a great little Italian joint just north of DePaul on Wrightwood (west of Racine) called "Rose Angelis"
At least two great Mexican options: Fiesta Mexicana next to the Biograph Theater has great a Barbacoa and The Taco Burrito Palace on Halsted near Lincoln/Fullerton is one of the best burrito joints anywhere plus they also have great tamales.
Uncle Sammy's on Fullerton is the best sandwich in Chicago! Bread comes out of the oven every 30 minutes and everything they use from the Ghirardelli brownies to the Hellmann's Mayo is name brand! Did I mention they deliver in usually les than fifteen minutes. Potbelly's fifteen minutes is over. Why get something "toasted" when it's actually still warm from the oven. Now that's fresh! Everyone else reheats stuff and calls it fresh--whatever.