Resident Foodies say: Budlong Hot Chicken just opened up in Lakeview taking over the space from the short-lived Bunny bakery. Budlong serves Nashville hot chicken. It’s amazing! The skin is fried to thin perfection and the spices bring a nice heat in the classic chicken. Plus, KB’s biscuits are so delicious, topped with almond butter.
Resident Foodies say: We just had this amazing duck ramen special, with broccolini, tofu, and poached egg at Slurping Turtle. So good!
Resident Foodies say: The Nile Restaurant in Hyde Park serves amazing Middle Eastern food. The combination dish of shish kabab beef, chicken shawarma, shish taouk, kifta kabob is a great way to sample everything delicious at The Nile.
And don’t forget to order the hummus, which is to die for.
Resident Foodies say: We went for dim sum this weekend at Minghin Cuisine near Randolph next to Millennium Park. The dim sum doesn’t come on carts (you have to order it), but the food makes up for the loss of fun in not being able to pick and choose from carts. The space is nicely decorated (better than what you’d find in Chinatown) and has plenty of natural light from the windows to make the experience even more enjoyable. Minghin is a really solid choice for dim sum in Chicago.