Pad kra pow chicken with fried egg at My Thai

Resident Foodies say: It’s always nice to see a restaurant improves its dishes. My Thai restaurant in the West Loop in Chicago downsized its menu, eliminating sushi and focusing on Thai dishes–which makes sense, given the name. We went in to have the sushi, but, given the change in the menu this year, we had a bunch of Thai dishes. My Thai has upped its game. Dishes tasted more flavorful. We really liked the Pad kra pow chicken with a fried egg on top.

Resident Foodies: Robust rosa kale spinach salad at Left Coast

Resident Foodies say: We ventured out to Left Coast, a cute cafe that specializes in organic, locally sourced food, juices, and smoothies. Today, we tried the Robust Rosa salad, consisting of kale, spinach, roasted broccoli, red onion, roasted tomato, toasted hemp seeds, avocado caesar dressing. It was fresh, healthy, and very tasty. We also tried the Light My Fire cold pressed juice (kale, spinach, romaine, cilantro, jalapeño, bell pepper, lime, sea salt) and the Fairways and Greens smoothie (spinach, apple, banana, avocado, spirulina, matcha tea, agave, lemon juice). Both were creative combinations, perfect for those who love veggie juice.