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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


While out in the Chicago area, I decided to pay a visit to a wing chain called Wingstop that has been growing across the nation. Locations are typically in strip malls, and it seems that their primary target is take-out. But this doesn’t mean you can’t sit down to enjoy your food because there are a few tables that allow you to do just that. Out of the many locations sprinkled throughout Chicago alone, I decided to hit up their North Lakes branch because they have the largest sit-down section (as per other locations that I called).

Inside reminded me of a fast food restaurant with the way the seating was arranged, though they strongly stress that their wings are NOT fast food – they are made to order. This is proven by (read more…)

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is located in downtown Chicago and has multiple awards for the best wings in the Windy City. For this reason alone, I felt obligated to pop in to see what makes their wings stand apart from the rest.

Jake’s is a large restaurant and bar that gives off a good vibe when you walk in the door. Though they have a large sit down area, I opted for the bar so I could pester the bartender with pointless facts about peppers. I grabbed a beer and menu to see that they had many selections ranging from (read more…)

Harry Caray’s Tavern

Monday, October 17th, 2011


I remember my first trip to Chicago very well. I was up there on business and thought I would visit an old friend for dinner. The wings that I ate at some bar (that I can’t even remember the name) were made with so much black pepper and other sharp spices that made me halt eating them all together. The last night that I was there (read more…)