Cebu: A Peak at Filipino Cuisine

The Filipino diaspora is certainly a massive phenomenon that has impacted millions of lives all over the world. For the longest time now, food critics and foodies have been beaming over the possibilities offered by Filipino food with some dubbing it as the next great international trend. Undoubtedly, it seems that day is now upon us.

Now, the city of Chicago is all the better for it with the opening of a new chill spot in the center of it. We are of course talking about Cebu. It is that new Filipino place just over in Wicker Park. At first glance, you get the place’s overall vibe, relaxed and welcoming. Plus, there is that back patio serves as a perfect hangout spot now.

Of course, a restaurant is nothing if it doesn’t serve great food. Luckily, Cebu delivers in this front as well. It has a number of must-try dishes including classics like Lechon and Chicken Adobo. Of course, if you are trying to sample some of the deep cuts in Filipino cuisine, we highly recommend that you try the kinilaw and the sisig.

Galit: A Fresh Take on Middle Eastern Cuisine

Chicago is certainly a melting pot of cultures in more ways than one. Now, it seems Middle Eastern cuisine is gearing up to make its mark on the Windy City’s food scene. If you are looking to embark on a gastronomic feast on the somewhat exotic side, we highly recommend that you give Galit a try.

This Middle Eastern place is what many would call a small-plates restaurant. Conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln Park, it never fails to draw in a crowd of diners. That being said, you should probably make your reservations.

Of course, the most important thing, as with any restaurant, is the quality of food being served. In this regard, Galit never fails to impress. Everything on the menu is great and certainly worth a try. Listed below are some of the standout dishes.

  • The Falafel – This dish is light and crispy, giving the diners much to look forward to.
  • The Hummus – It is certainly one of the scene stealers in the menu. We highly recommend you try the one topped with the great brisket.

Be sure to try everything on the menu to get the full experience.