Green Street Smoked Meats


THE best barbecue I’ve had in the city so far is at small counter serve restaurant tucked away on Green Street in Chicago’s West Loop. Continue reading


Homeslice, the grown up pizza party

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If your group is craving drinks, pizza and stringed lights, head to Homeslice off of the Fullerton L stop. You might recognize it from your train by the sign on the roof made out of haphazardly colored and shaped letters spelling out Homeslice.

When you walk up, any doubts you had about the vibe of this place will dissipate upon seeing the fluorescent red sign on the wall that reads, I could give up pizza, but I’m not a quitter.¬†

When we celebrated Kathy’s birthday there a few months ago, we enjoyed our pies and drinks under heated lamps, but if it’s warm out, you can chow down outdoors under stringed lights. The furniture and accents give off the impression that you’re chilling in your friend’s cozy cabin.

Among 8 people, we split 2 large pizzas and 2 pitchers of drinks.FullSizeRender (22).jpg

The Clay Bacon ($32 for 18″) was topped with chicken, bacon, diced tomatoes, onions, three types of cheese, ranch dressing and sprinkled with parsley. It was wonderfully creamy, cheesy and decadent.

In contrast, the Sammilton¬†($32 for 18″) was a balanced pie layered with crispy prosciutto, sun-dried tomato, spinach, caramelized onion, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with goat cheese. It was tangy, salty and sweet, chewy and crispy.

I highly recommend grabbing a few pitchers of the Hooch, $32 for a pitcher that serves 4. It’s made with rum, lemon mint and St. Germain liquor. Perfect blend of sweet, sour and minty – a crowd pleaser!

FullSizeRender (23).jpgIf you hit up Homeslice, be sure to take a whizz – the bathroom floor is tiled with pennies! It’s a copper wonderland in there.

Flip through these¬†pics and tell me you don’t want to get a group together right now to go and enjoy some ‘za.