I recently read an article about the best subs in Chicago. To be honest, I wouldn’t trust the list. They left out one of the all-time favorite sub sandwiches of the ICO fourth year class: Southtown Sub. Southtown Sub is a short walk from the school. Go south on Indiana, and once you hit 35th St., make a left and walk one block over. It is a small building with a yellow sign. They only take cash, but you can call and order before you get there. Why do we fourth years love it?
With the many hours dedicated to optometry, it always refreshing to get out and enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago. I have made one particular rooftop restaurant my top favorite reward after a difficult test or long clinic shift. They call it “the jewel in the crown of The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.” The aesthetics and décor, the one-of-a-kind panoramic view, and the luxurious menu choices were only a few of the many reasons I made a reservation at Cindy’s. If you h
I was ecstatic when my family came to visit Chicago for the first time in order to see me receive my white coat. It was a great chance to show them my new city. The only issue was (seeing as white coat at ICO is week 2 of first year), I had no idea about anything in this new city. My dad, being from NYC and used to a fast pace and plethora of amazing restaurants, immediately wanted to know where we should go for dinner following the ceremony. Me, being a Chicago newbie, had n
Nachos, donuts, pierogis, tacos, lobster, and the list goes on…. This past weekend I attended the Food Truck Festival on Wabash. Full of energy, good food and long lines, it was definitely a hit. The line to get onto the street with all the trucks was wrapped around the entire block. That’s when you know something good is cooking! There were multiple trucks lining both sides of the block, as well as an area with tents full of drinks and a stage with a DJ. If you have ever bee
My grandma grew up in the Chicago area and was ecstatic when she found out that I was going to school in the city. She gushed about how Chicago is “such a food city”. Once I heard this, I knew that I had to take time to explore the city’s cuisine. Most recently, I stumbled (literally) upon a place called SafeHouse Chicago. If you couldn’t already guess from the name, SafeHouse is a spy-themed restaurant. I’m talking the Bond/Austin Powers/ Cold War type. When I first heard ab