Tired of cooking pasta for the third month in a row?
Give yourself a break, you’ve earned it. Although restaurants and bars in Chicago likely won’t re-open in full until late June, there are many that are springing back up for curbside takeout and delivery. Enjoy some of the Windy City’s best cuisine with these recently re-opened eateries:
Avec is back, baby. This rustic family-style eatery is cooking up their chicken rotisserie dinners, weekly family meals, and bar menu selections for delivery and curbside carryout. Avec delivers every day of the week from 4 – 9 pm via Toast To Go, Tock and DoorDash. Order yours today!
2. Big Star
Big Star is back slinging tacos from both its locations in Wicker Park and Wrigleyville. Order takeout ahead using Toast To Go, and choose from 8 of their Big Star Classics, including: Ensalada de Big Star, Taco de Papas, and Taco al Pastor. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with their beer selections and/or margarita making kit!
3. Brown Sugar Bakery
“Life is still sweet,” is the message written on the website of this Southern-style bakeshop on 75th street. And I think we can all agree that life’s a little sweeter with Brown Sugar back in our lives. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, Mother’s Day, or are at that stage in quarantine when you just want to put down 48 cupcakes, give Brown Sugar Bakery a call.
4. Del Seoul
Del Seoul Korean street bbq is open for business every day of the week. Whether you’re craving Korean BBQ tacos, or are aching for one their house specialties, or, want to go big on their Bento Box Dinners, Del Seoul has got the hook-up. Order online now!
5. Dos Urban Cantina
I guess weekend warriors aren’t really a thing in quarantine — that is, unless, you’re idea of an action-packed weekend is going to town on a bountiful amount of quality Mexican food. Dos Urban Cantina is serving up the family meals Friday through Sunday complete with sides and drinks. Orders must be made a day ahead of time through email. So do it!
Elske is also for the weekenders. With rotating, Danish-influenced weekly weekend menus curated by Chefs David and Anna Posey, you’ll know be getting your money’s worth. This weekend the featured meal is a Swedish Meatball Supper. How do you say “yum” in Danish?
Got a message here from Federales to share with you guys: “Hey, we’re selling Tacos and Tequila online now!” signed, Federales — isn’t that nice? You might of missed Cinco de Mayo, but you can now host a belated celebration with their Mexican eats or shelves of top-notch Tequila.
8 – 10. Gage Hospitality Group Kitchen (Beacon Tavern, The Dawson, The Gage)
Gage Hospitality Group Kitchen is a pop-up eatery that features a collaborative, and tantalizing, menu between Beacon Tavern, The Dawson, and The Gage. Try not to salivate as you imagine yourself sinking your teeth into their Southern Fried Chicken, Bucatini & Meatballs, or The Dawson Chicken Fried Lobster. You know you want it..
11. Kuma’s Corner
Kuma’s Corner likes their burgers like their music: heavy. The burger joint is dishing out their brutally delicious burgers from both of their locations in Chicago every day of the week. Crank up the stereo and grub down on these LOUD burgers.
12. Maillard Tavern
This award-winning tavern comes from the mind of culinary hot spots, Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina. Chow down on their top-selling The Maillard burger or Buttermilk Chicken sandwich and let your belly find out what all the hype is about.
13. Miko’s Italian Ice
The dessert shop has been slinging their real-fruit, dairy-free Italian ice in Chicago seasonally since 1997. Now, you can order online and pop by for curbside pickup to treat yourself to some of the coolest treats on the block!
14. Pacific Standard Time
Now open every day of the week with menus changing by the night. Choose from their family meals, provisions, pizza, and a not-short list of libations!
15. Piccolo Sogno
Okay, I take back what I said about pasta. And while I’m sure you’ve probably perfected your recipe by this point, you could get some added inspiration from the pros. Piccolo Sogno is open every day of the week and offering Mother’s Day specials that will impress the most culinary mothers out there!
16. Piece Pizza & Brewery
Open from noon — 9 pm for delivery and takeout, Piece Pizza is slinging out their award-winning, New Haven-style ‘za on the daily. Did you know that they have a Honey Butter Fried Chicken Pizza? You do now!
17. The Publican
Pork and seafood extraordinaires, The Publican, have got the band back together and are playing the hits. Order their Greatest Hits Family Meal for a sumptuous spread of farm chicken gem salad, roasted asparagus & carrots, plus an assortment of cookies & bars for dessert — because you got to have dessert.
18. RPM Seafood
RPM is now offering a daily carry-out menu of three- and four-course meals for you to get your gourmet on between the hours of 4 – 8 pm. Order through Tock, and dine like a king tonight.
Travel is off the table right now, but you can taste the traditional and diverse flavors of Morocco with Shokran’s menu of exquisite spice-infused dishes. Shokran is open for carry out and delivery from 4:30 – 8:30 pm Wednesday to Sunday. Order through DoorDash and thank me later.
20. Tied House
Has there ever been a point in your life when you’ve needed comfort food more? Get your fill of biscuits & gravy, cheeseburgers, french toast, mac and cheese, fried chicken (sandwiches), and more from Tied House through Caviar.
[Featured image: @federaleschicago]