What we discovered:
Chicago Hood Spot, La Huasteca, Cheshire Grill, La Mexicana Bakery
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In the above video, we introduce four hidden gems that you should know about.
Chicago Hood Spot (605 Franklin) fills a void for rib tips, and creates a Chicago-style Italian Beef that was so good I have already enjoyed many return visits.
La Huasteca (1811 Plainfield) serves traditional Mexican food, including cactus tacos and a special $1 tacos that are smaller so you can give them all a try.
Down the road from them is The Cheshire Grill (2162 Plainfield). They're serving serious comfort food at great prices, including many interesting ice cream options.
A true hole in the wall, La Mexicana Bakery (1628 South Division), which actually has a fully equipped taco stand within the bakery.
These lesser-known local restaurants are worth a trip.