Hidden Hot Spots: Lincoln Park

About a year ago I was walking down Armitage in Lincoln Park when I spotted a 20-something guy eating a Long John donut with a strip of bacon on top. Only days later I dropped a couple dollars in that same area and looked up to find myself staring at a place called Glazed and Infused. This was the place – the home of that mouth-watering donut. It tasted every bit as good as it looked, as did the apple fritter, the blueberry lemon glaze and the Old Fashioned.

In honor of the extra pounds I gained from frequenting Glazed and Infused, I present to you Lincoln Park’s hidden hot spots! Whether they’ve been scrunched between two loud bars or are sitting pretty on a back road, these tasty joints serve up unique dishes sure to clench a Midwesterner’s pallet.

Annette’s Italian Ice
924 W. Armitage
Favorites: Oreo and Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Watermelon Italian Ice

Glazed and Infused
939 W. Armitage
Favorites: Maple Bacon Long John, Blueberry Lemon Glaze, Apple Fritter

Sarks in the Park
444 W. Fullerton
Favorites: Loretta, Chorizo Disaster, Captain Crunch French Toast

Kingsbury Street Café
1523 N. Kingsbury
Favorites: Salmon Hash, Breakfast Chilaquiles, Eggs Benedict

Via Carducci
1419 W. Fullerton
Favorites: Insalata di Bietole, Papparedelle alla Bolognese, Pollo Parmigiana

Aquitane
2221 N. Lincoln Ave
Favorites: Duck Confit Mac and Cheese, Cabernet Braised Beef Short Rib

Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen
1625 N. Halsted
Favorites: Spicy Hummus, Chicken and Beef Shawerma, Falafel

This list is by no means an extensive one. If you have any favorite hidden gems, please share them with your fellow Chicagoans!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s