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Byob Restaurants Chicago

Grandma J's Local Kitchen: Food and Booze for the Soul

Bettina Chang | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Bettina Chang

My grandma makes a mean pan-fried milkfish, and her pork and daikon soup is pretty legit. But she lives in southern Taiwan, and Grandma J's Local Kitchen is less than a mile down the street. Sorry, Ah-Ma, when Sunday Funday rolled around last week, Grandma J's was the superior option.

Brand BBQ: New-Age 'Q With a Large Side of Decadence

Bettina Chang | Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago
Bettina Chang

Brand gets creative with its BBQ and the results are pretty great, albeit extremely rich. You must get the creamed corn as a side, and if you go for mac and cheese, bring a friend or three.

Kin Sushi and El Circo Cheapo: I Don't Care If It's Your Effen Birthday

Ben Guerra | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago
Ben Guerra

For young foodies who like to hit the bottle without risking insufficient funds notifications from their banks, the BYOB dinner is the obvious choice for Stage One of any birthday celebration. Stage Two is El Circo Cheapo.

BYOB to Belly Shack

Ben Guerra | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago
Ben Guerra

Located on N. Western Avenue, the Belly Shack with its tasty, albeit greasy food and laissez-faire atmosphere is a great place to eat creatively and get trashed at a low cost. Just bring some antacids.