Some restaurants have such vast menus that it's difficult to find the best bite. We want to help you sort through the clutter from appetizers to dessert. Looking for a quality cookie or a sensational sandwich? Look no further. These are four things you absolutely must try this week.
Parmesan Truffle Oil Tater Tots, Eatt: Take one look at the menu at dressed up River North diner Eatt, and these tots will win you over Napoleon Dynamite-style. While the serving is modest, the flavors are perfectly balanced, and the tater tots have just the right crunch on the outside. Amazingly, they aren't greasy at all - an incredible feat for this diner in disguise.
6 W. Hubbard St; 312-494-3288
Asian Tuna Sandwich, Jerry's Sandwiches: Chances are if you've been to Jerry's Sandwiches, you order the same thing every time you go. It's hard not to considering there are pages and pages of sandwich options, including a make-your-own. Opt for something different with the Asian tuna -- high-grade tuna is seared and served with avocado, feta, cucumber and wasabi mayo on toasted multigrain bread. The flavors mingle perfectly together, and your choice of two sides doesn't hurt either. 1938 W. Division St.; 773-235-1006
Bosco Stix, Pizza Panino's: If you grew up in Chicago, you've heard of Bosco Stix, those delicious, cheesy breadsticks that pop up in just about every high school cafeteria. Pizza Panino's has their own version, and it's really, really good. Fresh mozzarella cheese oozes out of these perfectly seasoned stix. If you're in the Lakeview area, stop into Pizza Panino's for this addictive appetizer. 3702 N. Broadway; 773-472-6200
Ginger Molasses Cookie, The Bent Fork Bakery: There's no better places to indulge than The Bent Fork in Highwood, where unique flavors of cakes, cookies, brownies and pies are just as good as they look. The ginger molasses cookie is dense, chewy and full of spice. It tastes just like home -- if your home was full of sugar and butter. Stock up while you're there because you can't find cookies like these anywhere else. 335 Waukegan Ave., Highwood; 847-926-4438