Photo: Courtesy Grange Hall Burger Bar
Summer might be a time to go shirtless with toned abs, but this weekend, Taste of Randolph Street sounds like a worthy setback to that beach body.
Join this festival's 100,000-person crowd Friday through Sunday for deliciously indulgent bites from fifteen West Loop vendors. In case you find yourself overwhelmed by a ton of tasty food options, here are four top choices to stay hungry for:
What to graze on:
Grange Hall Burger Bar
Grange Hall Burger Bar's grass-fed, hormone-free burgers hit that perfect balance of environmentally concious indulgence. The restaurant that boasts a farm-to-table mantra will serve up fresh patties on toasted buns throughout the day on Randolph. For the meat-free, Grange has a wild rice and vegetable burger option that's just as enticing. Pie and ice cream make a fitting finish.
Chicago wasn't kidding when it named this restaurant one of the best new restaurants this year. At Randolph Street, taste bellyQ's modern Asian with nibbles of hoisin pork tacos and sips of Vietnamese iced tea.
Publican Quality Meats
In a town that is serious about deli, Publican Quality Meats is the place to go. Get the Porchetta Sandwich this weekend if you know what's good for you. The boneless Italian pork roast comes with bread and butter pickles, dijon mustard, red onion, and aioli all on hot ciabatta bread. Game over.
After all these savory bites, you'll need to find something sweet. Serving classic French delights, La Sardine offers flakey macaroons that are everything you could ever want. The cookies come in passion fruit, strawberry-banana, and blueberry, making them perfect for summer. Warning: A friend may have to cart you home once the day is done.