The Place: “Aberdeen Tap is a neighborhood bar with great food.” The Dish: “I almost always get the veggie chee-vap,” which is served on a grilled pita slathered in tzatziki sauce and ajvar. 440 N. Aberdeen St., 312-929-3845
The Place: “My [go-to for a] quick bite to eat is always Frontera Grill. It's right across the street from NAHA and Brindille, so it's perfect.” The Dish: “I always order the same thing: tortilla soup, side of crema. My absolute favorite.” 445 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434
The Place: Arturo's The Dish: "I always order the posole with a side of pickled carrots, which I cut up and then add to the soup. It's always so fresh—and convenient! 2001 N. Western Ave., 773-772-4944
Want more Taste America? Head to Sur La Table (900 N. Michigan Ave.) on Saturday, October 18 for cooking demos, book signings, tastings, and more. See the full event schedule here.