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After the Run: Local Favorites

Portillo's You haven't had Portillo's until you have had either a beef sandwich (with or without cheddar) or a Chicago Style Dog with everything.
170 W North Ave, Northlake IL — (708) 409-0000
Portillo's Chocolate Cake Shake. Enough said.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse If you're shopping at Oak Brook, Gibson's is a must. Just finished the Caprese and Shrimp Cocktail--to die for! Live trio band after 8 pm!!! An AWESOME place!!!!
2105 Spring Rd, Oak Brook IL — (630) 954-0000
Parson's Chicken & Fish I just watched a server here pick her butt.
90 Miles Cuban Cafe It doesn’t require a trip across any ocean to guess that the signatures—like pulled-pork-and-plantain and “Cuban style”–tofu sandwiches—are a welcome addition to this neighborhood.
Flying Saucer Be sure to pony up to the full stack of pancakes.
Handlebar This biker bar (bikes not motorcycles) in Wicker Park specializes in vegetarian fare.
2311 W North Ave, Chicago IL — (773) 384-9546
Rootstock Delicious food to pair with an impressive liquor selection or wines from around the world.
Puerto Rico Food and Liquors Junior takes care of his customers! Best curated beer selection around these parts.
Stan's Donuts & Coffee Must try their biscoff donut. Best ever!!!
1560 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL — (773) 360-7386
Dove's Luncheonette Enchilada with a Fried Egg was awesome, so was the Pozole.
1545 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL — (773) 645-4060
Piece Brewery and Pizzeria The crispy pies hold a lot of weight, so after you choose your pizza style—red, white or New Haven plain—start picking toppings. (If you’re really going New Haven–style, try one with clams and bacon.)
1927 W North Ave, Chicago IL — (773) 772-4422
Big Star Try the michelada from our 100 Best list: We know it contains Tecate, Cholula and Valentina hot sauces, and Maggi. Oh, and we’re certain it's delicious, alleviates hangovers & might just cure cancer.
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL — (773) 235-4039
Bite Café Try the mashbrown from our 100 Best list: The search for the perfect hash browns ends at Bite, where a patty of skin-on potato mash is always fried to a golden crisp.
Fifolet Pretty authentic Cajun (New Orleans) food and cocktails!
Antique Taco ...or as I like to call it, Etsy Taco.
Portillo's chopped salad is the best salad I have ever eaten YUM and the Italian beef is DELICIOUS and portillos chocolate cake HEAVEN
Fatso's Last Stand Try the Mac and Cheese
Penn Station East Coast Subs Chicken teriyaki and fries are delicious!
Smoke Daddy Best mac & cheese.

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