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The Sammy ramen at Wilmette’s Torino Ramen is made with a pork and chicken broth and includes pork chashu, a soft boiled egg, bok choy, menma, green onions and blackened garlic oil. 22nd Century Media File Photos.
The fried chicken and biscuits at Fred’s Garage, in Winnetka, melts in your mouth and is supplemented by a chorizo gravy and gravy burn honey drizzle.
At Glenview’s Cafe El Tapatio, the arrachera XX is a generous helping of charbroiled Angus skirt steak marinated in Dos Equis and garlic served with nopalitos, frijoles de la olla and fresh guacamole.
The Spanish-style seafood paella at Northbrook’s Lucky Fish is a rice dish packed with clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, tilapia, Spanish sausage, peas, olives and scallions.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
2:16 pm CST January 3, 2018
While the Chicago restaurant scene is highly touted both locally and nationally, it would be a mistake to sleep on the burgeoning culinary landscape here on the North Shore.