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Just For Kicks: Chicago Food Tour

We thought about renting a double-decker bus and charging admission for this insider information, but it’s too sweet to keep secret. This month, the Just For Kicks team shared highlights from our Chicago Food Tour. And while we haven’t printed tour shirts yet, we haven’t eliminated the possibility either.


Get a kick out of what we’ve posted.

There’s only one truck month we recognize: July (sorry, Ford). That’s because July features Taste of Chicago and a bevy of food trucks serving local flavors. This year, we shined a light on a few of the must-sees: the 5’ tall cheesecake Eli’s Cheesecake decorated for their 40th anniversary and the 245G excavator John Deere turned into the largest pizza cutter in the world.

When we started our selection process for the foods to feature on our Chicago Food Tour, it only seemed natural to tackle the great debate of Chicago pizza. Here’s where our tour led us: My Pi Pizza, Crust Fund Pizza, George’s Deep Dish and Bungalow By Middle Brow.

If you know us, you know, we go nuts for donuts. So, choosing a few favorite donut destinations, was no detour at all. Here are our tour stops: 2d Restaurant, Firecakes and Liberation Donuts

Chicago is loaded with so many wonderful hot dog innovations. The city puts on a show that’s second to only to Westminster. Next time you’re free for lunch, check out the best dog houses in our backyard: Dave’s Red Hots, Chicago’s Dog House, Superdawg Drive-In and Fixin’ Franks inside The Home Depot.


Every best of summer list needs to include this: refreshments — because refreshed is a summer feeling. Recently, our crew dug through TikTok to find the latest, greatest drinks to keep you cool this summer. Hydration nation! This clip is for you.  

Courtesy of the Esrock Partners “Just for Kicks” Team: Travis Fish, Lucy Staszel, Samantha Gallagher, Aleksandra Kostic, Shawn Rudolph & Karolina Urbas

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