It’s rumored that this Willow Springs speakeasy—one-time hangout for infamous mob boss Al Capone—is haunted. Those who aren’t looking to dine with the spirits can still sample The Irish Legend’s craveable bar fare. There are plenty of traditional Irish dishes (shepherd’s pie, Kinsale fish and chips), plus more modern fusion bites (Irish nachos, corned beef bites) and completely American eats (patty melt, buttermilk chicken tenders).
Shanghainese cooking is the focus at this Chinatown spot. Alongside the region’s famed soup dumplings, must-try specialties include Shanghai-style fish fillet, hot and spicy diced chicken and beef with dried bean curd and chives. Regular takeout favorites such as egg rolls and orange chicken are also on the menu.
Chicago deep-dish in the comfort of your own home is no longer a foodie fantasy thanks to this popular pizza joint. For those seeking out other ‘za styles, thin crust and stuffed crust are also on the menu, in addition to pastas, sandwiches and pizza’s folded-up sibling, the calzone.
The owners of this Joliet City Thai spot named the restaurant after a bitter orange that’s native to the island nation. The color represents the cuisine’s five fundamental flavors—spicy, salty, bitter, sweet and sour—which are found in many of their dishes, including well-known classics such as the papaya salad and pad Thai to chef’s specials like priew wan, a sweet-and-sour battered chicken, and soft-shell crab curry.
Make life easier for yourself on game days by ordering in from Derno’s. The sports bar’s menu has all the finger food you’d need for optimal football watching and little dishwashing: Buffalo wings, Italian sausage sliders, mac and cheese bites, and chicken tenders.