Nina has written 9 posts for The L Stop

Big Star Review

Big Star 1531 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60622 Neighborhood: Wicker Park CASH ONLY I walked into Big Star on a Sunday afternoon, surprisingly there were tables available and the bar wasn’t crowed. For those of you that know Big Star’s reputation, you understand that this is rare! I actually really like sitting at […]

4 Suyos Peruvian Cuisine

4 Suyos Peruvian Cuisine 2727 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60647 Neighborhood: Logan Square (773) 278-6525 I drove past this place and thought, two Peruvian restaurants right next door to each other? Not sure if that was a good sign or a bad sign – but I knew I had to check it out. […]

Paddy Long’s Restaurant Review

1028 W Diversey Pkwy (Between Sheffield Ave & Kenmore Ave) Chicago, IL 60614 Neighborhood: Lakeview Paddy Long’s knows bacon. At Paddy’s – bacon isn’t a side dish; it’s the main course, and desert!!!! I went in to Paddy Long’s for the bacon and beer tasting. I’m sure most people would think “NO WAY!” But […]

Rockit Burger Bar

Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N Clark St (Between Waveland Ave & Racine Ave) Chicago, IL 60613 Neighborhood: Lakeview (773) 645-4400 Don’t take this the wrong way – but I’m a south sider. Hardcore die hard Sox Fan, who would never imagine myself in Wrigleyville for any reason. And then, one day, my girlfriend heard […]

Dolls On The Run

Two days prior to an upcoming event and after four long years at the Wicker Well, without any notice, I was shocked and had the wind knocked out of me upon hearing that the Well was closing their doors. Although there is no one to blame or find fault with for the Well closing – […]

Pequods Pizza

Lincoln Park Location 2207 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614 Neighborhood: DePaul Morton Grove Location 8520 Fernald Ave (between Lincoln Ave & Capulina Ave) Morton Grove, IL 60053 Are you looking for Chicago style pizza? Look no further. Food Network voted Pequods the best Pizza in Illinois, and I agree. As you come up to […]

Mr. Browns Lounge

Mr. Browns Lounge 2301 West Chicago Avenue  Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 278-4445 Jamaican food, like most Caribbean islands is a fusion blend.  The influences in Jamaican cuisine include Arawak indigenous people  from Jamaica, Spanish, British, African and Chinese that at one point inhabited the island like most Caribbean islands. All of this hidden on […]

Valentines Day Restaurant Recommendations

Surprise your date on Valentines Day and step out of the box. Valentine’s Day isn’t about gifts, it’s about quality time; appreciating the woman you love.  One thing I adore about my girlfriend is her ability to wow me. Not just on Valentine’s day but even on regular run of the mill days. She always […]


Marble 3281 W. Armitage, Chicago IL 60647 773-252-9652 I almost don’t want to review Marble because I had hopes that it would continue to be my little secret. I thought places with real food and drink specials were on their way to extinction in this town! Let’s just say “Hats off” to one of […]