The unofficial guide to Chicago eating: Lakeview

It's hard to know the line where Lakeview becomes Lincoln Park but I'm going to do my best. And after some feedback about my Andersonville post; I'm also going to spice things up a bit. Not only will I give my favorite restaurant for said cuisine but I will recommend my favorite dish as well. But that's it! You have to go figure out the rest - no sense in giving the milk for free, eh?

So Lakeview. It's colorful and dense. One minute you could be staring at a Thai menu and the next you're wondering if you should go with the lasagna or a big, mouthwatering parrilla. Sound familiar? Then follow along. Lakeview is one of my favorite hoods!

Here are my current favorites:
Best Brunch2 Sparrows/get the Market Quiche

Best Cafe: Deleece/get the Boneless Amish Chicken
Best Korean: Crisp/get the Baby Buddha {new on the scene}
Best Gluten Free: Bountiful Eatery/get the Portabella Kale Salad {new on the scene}
Best Sushi: Rise/get the Chirashi Rice
Best Lunch Spot: Southport Grocery/get the Lolla Rosa Beet Salad

Best PizzaMista/get the Napolitano
Best Tapas: Bull eh dia/get the Croquetas de Queso
Best Coffee/Cafe: Intelligentsia Coffee/get anything with caffeine

Best Bagels: Chicago Bagel Authority/get the Hangover Helper
Best Rustic Italian: Mia Francesca/get the Linguine Mare e Monti
Best Argentinian: Tango Sur/get the Para Dos
Best Tacos: Barrio Urban Taqueria/get the Carnitas
Best Mexican: El Tapatio/get the Carne Asada
Best Sweet Shop: Candyality/get everything
Best Bar: Will's Northwoods Inn/drink beer; only beer

Best Cuban: 90 Miles Cuban Cafe/get the Vaca Frita
Best Thai: ATK/get the ATK Fried Rice {new on the scene}

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