El Stop Food Hunt Digest Oct 2013

This month we visited some really good new spots and attended some exciting events with The Chicago El Stop Food Hunt Project. We are listing the highlights in this Digest Post.

Click on the Photos or the Links to visit the Project and read more about what we got up to this month.

The Hamburger Hop 2013

Me and Jeff

The Hamburger Hop 2013 on the Harris Theatre Rooftop Terrace was the opening event of Chicago Gourmet billed as the pre-party for Chicago Gourmet,. Apart from the delightful possibility of munching down on 15 different hamburgers from some of Chicago’s top chefs and resturanteurs, our personal highlight was being slightly Star-Struck Food Network style when we got to meet Jeff Mauro aka the Sandwich King. Read More Here

The Little Goat Diner

Little Goat Diner

I have been looking forward to visiting the Little Goat Diner by Stephanie Izard on West Randolph St with eager anticipation for quite some time now….. The Diner was pretty easy to spot as I walked down Randolph Street as there is a big white revolving goat on the top of the building. I kind of wanted to stop and watch it spin around for a while but I knew that inside there was going to be a whole lot of tasty food just waiting for us. Read More Here

Burkes Bacon Bar

Burkes Bacon Bar

Burkes Bacon Bar is an “innovative sandwich concept by David Burke“, described as a grab-and-go style sandwich shop specializing in palm-sized, bacon-centric sandwiches dubbed “handwiches.”. Read More Here

Café Tola


Over on Southport Avenue about 10 minutes walk away from the Southport CTA station on the Brown Line is Café Tola. Tucked away alongside the big Jewel Osco supermarket, between Waveland Ave & Addison St. was this really good find, a little café serving up some authentic, rustic even, empanadas. Read More Here


Photo courtesy of Mike Kostyo
Photo courtesy of Mike Kostyo

I had always fancied taking one of the cooking classes at the Chopping Block and this week I got my chance when the Chicago Food Blogger group met up there for a social event…Read More Here

Chicago El Stop

There are lots more blog posts coming up on the Chicago El Stop Food Hunt Project so keep checking back for more, and please browse around the site. Let me know if you have any suggestions of places on the Elevated railway route that I should really need to visit!

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