The Most Popular Spot to Get Drunk Food in Every State
A late night drunchie go-to for Northwestern students, serves up some hella good grilled cheeses. But it's not just for drunk college kids; besides Evanston, Cheesie's also has locations in Lakeview and Wicker Park, as well as a food truck. The Mac, with its homemade mac and cheese and tomato soup dipping sauce, is something all Chicagoans should try once.
40 Sandwiches to Eat in Chicago Before You Die
Everyone knows Chicago's food scene for two things: deep dish pizza and hot dogs. I'm pretty sure my friends at school think those are the only things I eat at home (they're not wrong). But, us natives know that the city has a lot more to offer than just these two foods, however iconic, and tasty, they may be. One of the most underrated aspects of Chicago's food scene is its sandwiches.
Cheesie's Is America's Favorite Grilled Cheese
After a month of eating, making, debating, and breathlessly rhapsodizing over grilled cheeses everywhere, at long last, Esquire.com readers have selected a champion: The honor of Most Life-Changing Grilled Cheese in America (plus Tokyo) goes to Cheesie's of Chicago.
The Pub & Grub has been around in one form or another for the last two years, wedged between two 4 a.m. bars north of downtown Chicago and near DePaul University. Open till 5 a.m. three days a week, they serve a motley clientele of commuters day by day, drunken fools on the weekends, families in the afternoons, and their neighbors throughout. Their fanbase is a testament to the power of the grilled cheese, says general manager Joe Bunke, 25. "It's the world's best comfort food," he says.
Grilled Cheese: Who Does It Best?
Could there be a food more closely tied to the American coming-of-age story than the grilled cheese? Maybe your relationship with this iconic comfort sandwich started with the tiny pieces your mom would chop it into so your toddler mouth could handle it. As a kid, it became your go-to favorite lunch and mom’s go-to weeknight dinner. Later, it was probably the first thing you learned to cook for yourself, and you labored to find your favorite combination of cheese, bread type, butter amount and burnt-ness. The story even continues now in college, where grilled cheese probably represents the ideal solution to raging drunchies – or just sweet relief, in the form of comfort food, from exam-induced stress.
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