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I Love My Local

by Krista

I’ve probably said this before. I love my Chicago local. Frontier, on Milwaukee Ave. It’s the food, mainly. Along with the soundtrack. But really it’s the food.

For someone who was gone for a while, this is casual American bar food, but grown-up. Venison chili, DUCK TACOS, pulled boar sandwiches, rabbit and dumplings, and DID I MENTION THE DUCK TACOS? And the oyster menu? And how on Tuesdays, they do $2 half pints?? The beer menu is pretty awesome as well.

Now if only they had free wifi. That would be awesome. But a minor quibble, that.

Here’s another example of how awesome they are:


They’re open for lunch now, during the week (except Mondays) but word doesn’t seem to have gotten out yet because it’s Friday as I sit here and write this and it’s pretty quiet. But that’s a welcome change from the craziness of Big Star.

My lead photo? That’s my lunch today. An Ahi tuna sandwich with crispy tobasco shallots, sprouts, WASABI GINGER MAYO, and rosemary fries. (!!!) Pretty great, for a casual Friday lunch. Excellent, actually.

Life is good.

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Nordic Nibbler March 23, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Hi Krista, what a great place to have as your local. Really enjoyed our visit there last summer for their $2 Tuesdays, such a bargain. Next time I’m in town we’ll have to rustle up enough people and try their “whole animal service!”

Odo March 24, 2012 - 1:03 am

That sounds quite good, now I have a new place to go next time I’m around Chicagoland… Duck tacos sounds yammy!

Anna March 24, 2012 - 10:04 am

I love the duck tacos! Someday I want to get a big group of people together and do the whole animal service.

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