Among the busiest restaurants in Chicago's Greektown, Greek Islands is vast with a menu to match. For a true taste of the Mediterranean, the kitchen cooks authentic, family-style favorites—from Calamari to Moussaka to Roast Lamb—with many ingredients imported from Greece.
Adam Gertler swings by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and devours the half-chicken dinner. Now boasting nearly 10 locales, the eatery began in 1983 when owner John Stage cut a 55-gallon drum in half. With juicy hickory-smoked meats slathered in an addictive secret sauce, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is anything but extinct.