My time in the south loop, specifically, printer's row has seen many new restaurants hit the scene. All have been given an equal chance, and my wife and I definitely have our favorites -- and our black list. But this isn't about our black list, its about two of our favorite dishes in the hood at two of our favorite spots.
As avid beer drinkers and borderline connoisseurs, we have been drawn to the taps of Hackneys (733 S. Dearborn) and Villains (649 S. Clark). As the seasons change, villains menu has as well-- with additions like the new bison burger. The bison burger is a deliciously sourced patty with melt in your mouth sauteed onions. If you haven't had this burger and you live in the south loop you are missing out-- and if you haven't had any of their burgers you have missed out. Not to mention, the very friendly owners of villains (and citizens of printers row) maintain a nice collection of rare draft and bottle beers that are difficult to find elsewhere in the city.
When we need a break from Villains we end up at Hackney's, everyone loves their famous burgers, but we have come to believe after many years of research that Hackneys has the best nachos in the south loop and maybe even the entire city. Baked in the oven, no chip left naked, with a trio of sour cream, guac, and salsa, the black bean and chicken nachos are a meal in and of themselves. So here's to these printer's row staples -- Hackney's and Villains.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gushing About Two Restaurants in Printers Row
From our contributor Dick McFiddle: