Cheap eats | Chef favorites

Where do Rick Bayless and other top Chicago chefs go when they crave tasty, unpretentious grub? We follow seven of them to their favorite ethnic enclaves and get them to dish on the city's best, most authentic cheap eats.



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Rick Bayless's Pilsen favorites

Frontera Grill's Rick Bayless gets spicy with snacks ...

Calvin Soh's Chinatown favorites

How to shop and eat in the Asian haven.

Tony Mantuano's Harlem Avenue favorites

A fine-dining Italian chef steps out of his glass castle to gather fuel.

Malika Ameen & Mohammad Islam's Devon favorites

Two chefs devour Little India's specialty groceries, sweets and handheld eats.

Dan Nguyen's Argyle Street favorites

Encased meats and fragrant herbs bring back sweet Saigon memories.

Kher Albourine & Dino Morched's Kedzie Avenue favorites

The gents from Alhambra Palace show us what to eat.

Bill Kim's Niles favorites

For the best fermented veggies, blood sausage and fried chicken, a trek to Niles is worth your while.

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