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LAGNIAPPE: McRibster, Dr Pepper 10, Coaching Rants, Chicago Bears, My First Bacon, Yu Darvish, Blue Chip Casino, Texican Giardiniera Recipe

LAGNIAPPE: McRibster, Dr Pepper 10, Coaching Rants, Chicago Bears, My First Bacon, Yu Darvish, Blue Chip Casino, Texican Giardiniera Recipe
Hello friends. For those who have never lived in south Louisiana, you may not be familiar with the term lagniappe. Lagniappe (pronounced: lan-yap) means “a little something extra” in Cajun country. Each week, I try to post a “Lagniappe Blog” that is just me scattershooting about whatever pops in the old skull. So here we... Read more »

STATE RESTAURANT: How Many Pigs Does This So Called Restaurant Get On Gregg's Scale?

STATE RESTAURANT:  How Many Pigs Does This So Called Restaurant Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello friends. Some people have asked me if I have ever been to a restaurant that served pig that I did not like.  Just because you have the hog on the menu doesn’t mean you cannot screw it up. Trust Ol’ Gregg on that. STATE 935 West Webster Avenue (Corner of Bissell and Webster) Chicago, IL 60614 ...

CHEAP CHICAGO CHICKEN WINGS: High Dive, Burger Bar, Butch McGuires, Cans and Kellys Pub

CHEAP CHICAGO CHICKEN WINGS:  High Dive, Burger Bar, Butch McGuires, Cans and Kellys Pub
Hello friends. There are only a couple of things that go better with a deep fried chicken wing than a good blue cheese dressing.  Those are ice-cold beer and a low price tag. Since most guys are inherently cheap, I recently went on a quest to find some of Chicago best and most underrated cheap chicken wings.  There are countless places that serve good wings but I was looking for places that might not have been found by the self-anointed food critics who would not be caught dead in a place with common folks and finally, joints that have a pretty solid weekly special.  I want places where you can get your fill without having to hit the ATM more than once or get an increase in your credit limit…establishments that don’t take themselves too seriously and everyone can have a good time...
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Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?

Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello Friends. Last week, a reader asked when would I post another Chicago restaurant review.  After contemplating which direction I should go, I decided to review another of the city’s most talked about burger joints. Burger Bar 1578 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 (Between North Dayton Street and North Halsted Street) GF NOTE:  My... Read more »

Lagnaippe: CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar

Lagnaippe:  CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar
Hello Friends. When I decided to try and write a blog, I really wondered if anyone would take the time to read it. Much to my surprise, over 1200 people have now viewed this blog during its first three weeks on ChicagoNow. It just goes to show you that I am not the only nut... Read more »

DMK Burger: How Many Pigs Does This Lakeview Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?

DMK Burger:  How Many Pigs Does This Lakeview Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello Friends. Thought that I would work a restaurant review into the blog this week. DMK Burger Bar 954 N Sheffield Avenue (between Oakdale Ave & Wellington Ave) Chicago, IL 60657 Over the last few months, I have wanted to try DMK Burger in Lakeview.  Several friends have mentioned it and has seemed to work... Read more »
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