Archive | Neighborhood Restaurant Reviews

The Late Bloomer


    Located right in the New City area of Lincoln Park, this great restaurant is the perfect place to stop if you’re about to do some shopping or go to a movie! Whether you’re looking for something light or something hearty, this menu is sure to knock your socks right off! These guys have [...]

Burgers at Small Cheval

Small Cheval

Burgers at Small Cheval on Wells We’ve all heard about it. It’s known for having some of the BEST burgers Chicago has to offer. Au Cheval has been ranked by Eater,Thrillist, USA Today and MORE as having some of the best burgers not just in Chicago, but in the ENTIRE COUNTRY! It’s got quite a [...]

Big & little’s


Big & little’s We’ve been meaning to scratch this one off the list for a while now! Today we decided to head down to Big & little’s and grab some REALLY awesome food. With a wide ranging menu of Seafood, tacos and good ol’ fashioned burgers and fries, this menu is sure to please everyone! [...]

Sandwiched Chicago


  Today is National Sandwich Day (AKA World Sandwich Day) and to celebrate we needed a great place to chow down! We were in the Clybourn Corridor in Lincoln Park. There we walked by all of the clothing stores, coffee spots and small stores when we saw…. Sandwiched Chicago. Conveniently located at 1863 N Clybourn [...]

True Food Kitchen


  True Food Kitchen in River North is a healthy AND satisfying experience for everyone. If you’re looking for a great way to explore new foods, True Food Kitchen is always changing its menu! The atmosphere is bright and earthy, almost as if you’re eating in a garden! Located right at 1 W Erie Street, [...]

Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta


Chicago is full of restaurants, and we mean FULL of them! Some good and some bad, that’s why at PPM, we grab our forks and knifes to head out to the many restaurants Chicago has to offer. You know, to check them out for you. So where here today to give you another blog on [...]

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar


What do you do when the whole crew is going out for lunch but some want burgers and others want tacos? Some friends want seafood and a fourth group wants Asian? Simple!  Go to Earl’s in New City on Clybourn! What a great eclectic menu – literally something for everyone! We also immediately fell in [...]

Palette Restaurant Gold Coast


One of the best parts about living in Chicago that spans year round, rain or shine, is of course the food. If you can think of it, Chicago’s got it and has got the best of it. We here at PPM love exploring the city to find new and exciting places to eat. That way [...]

PPM’s Top FIVE New Spring Restaurants


We’re back with another great Chicago spring time 2017 blog for you this week! That’s right, were breaking down what’s what this spring in the city we love. Now if you read our last blog on our top FIVE spring events to hit this year in Chicago, then you’ll definitely want to read on. If [...]

Cheap Eats: Gold Coast


Original Pancake House 22 E. Bellevue Chicago IL 60611 Opens Every Day @ 7:00 am Halal Guys 49 W. Division Open until 4:00 am Fri & Sat Yes the Gold Coast is home to some of Chicago’s finest restaurants BUT you don’t half to the break the bank to eat well in our [...]

Sandwiched Chicago


Sandwiched Chicago 1863 N Clybourn Ave We are always looking for a quick affordable lunch made with fresh ingredients in our PPM neighborhoods and we found the perfect place on Clayborne in Lincoln Park in the old Franks N’ Dawgs space. We walked into a super clean welcoming space with very enthusiastic counter help [...]

The 3rd Coast Café


The 3rd Coast Café 1260 N. Dearborn Pkwy 312.649.0730 To be honest we went to have lunch at The 3 Arts Café inside Restoration Hardware on Dearborn in the Gold Coast – but the wait was too long. Luckily, we stumbled upon the 3rd Coast Café down the street – and we are happy [...]

Blackwood BBQ


Blackwood BBQ 962 W. Belmont 312.487.4807 7 days 10:30 am – 10:00 pm We needed a hearty lunch on a cold Chicago winter day so we headed to Blackwood BBQ @ Belmont & Sheffield in Lakeview for the ultimate comfort food! Blackwood works like an upscale Chipotle in which you first pick your protein [...]

Hutch American Bistro


Hutch American Bistro 3301 N. Clark 416 W. Ontario Let’s be honest – we all LOVE brunch – but why do we have to wait for the weekend for a great brunch? Hutch says why wait – come eat brunch 7 days a week! So we stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon and absolutely [...]

Mike Ditka’s


100 E. Chestnut 312.587.8989 Sometimes us Chicagoan’s write off our great restaurant institutions as either too touristy or too expensive. With that in mind, we stopped by Ditka’s in the Gold Coast for lunch recently and found it to be affordable, casual and most importantly DELICIOUS! We were greeted and seated immediately by a [...]