Dwell On This, Chicago

Photo from Gridskipper: No article on Chicago is complete without the obligatory hipster photo.

Via Gridskipper, I find that the architecture magazine Dwell has a new feature on our fair city in the form of an interview with local architect (Gridskipper refers to him as a “sensitive soul” but I can’t vouch for that) Brad Lynch.

Lynch’s faves include Club Lago (never thought of it as an architectural destination as much as a mob hangout, but OK), Don Juan’s (a Mexican restaurant I’ve never heard of- have you?), and the Music Box (no argument here).

Check it.

8 Comments so far

  1. erinoia (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    the article also featured Bari Foods on Grand, which is simply amazing. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to get Italian specialties. And their bakery has some wonderful cannoli …

  2. Dave! (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 7:50 am

    I think Don Juan’s is up in Edison Park. I’ve not been there, have to check it out. But I find it hard to believe there isn’t better Mexican in Chicago than in Edison Park…

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    The photo above is from BAri, I believe. And Dave, I agree- I find it awfully hard to conjure that there are no better Mex restaurants in the city proper.

  4. Mike Doyle (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    One of the main interviewees in the article, Amanda Burrell, works in the next office from me. She’s sweet as can be and a kick-ass media person for Metropolitan Planning Council.

    And she won Time Out Chicago’s letter of the week last week. You rock, Mandy!

  5. nikkos (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    Mike, dude, go ahead and ask her out already!

  6. Regina (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Don Juan’s is up in Edison Park and it’s got great Mexican Food. I haven’t been there in years and I think it has changed a bit, but we used to go there every few weeks when I was growing up. And even after my parents moved away from Chicago, whenever they came back, we would try to meet there for a family dinner. I have always had amazing meals there. But don’t take my word for it…. for a while they were being reviewed regularly and always scored well with the reveiwers. So, sure, there are great Mexican places in this city, and I would rank Don Juan’s among them.

    And the ceviche, well, it’s some of the best I have ever had.

  7. casey (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    The best Mexican in Chicago is in Uptown – Rique’s on the corner of Sheridan & Argyle. Reasonably priced and the best mole around, bar none.

  8. nikkos (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Regina, I’ll inform Fuzzy of the ceviche! Thanks for your comments.

    Casey, thanks for the tip on Rique’s!

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