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Yusho

Editors' Pick
Our Tip This truly unique project from Matthias Merges features artfully presented plates in a charming space.
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First Look: Yusho, New Yakitori-Inspired Joint from Matthias Merges

First Look: Yusho, New Yakitori-Inspired Joint from Matthias Merges

Yusho may be another yakatori-inspired restaurant, but it doesn't look a thing like any of them. Instead of sleek and minimal, it is warm and welcoming, with bright colors, exposed wood, and space to stretch out. And then there is the menu. Instead of multiple pages to look through, there is only one.

The Best Ramen in Chicago

The Best Ramen in Chicago

For years, the ramen in Chicago has felt unloved. That has slowly been changing, but this year seemed to be the tipping point, as a whole new group of restaurants popped up with a desire to do things right. It seemed like the perfect time to reevaluate the scene.

Eat This Now: Tempura Vegetables at Yusho

Eat This Now: Tempura Vegetables at Yusho

The vegetables are lightly coated in a greaseless batter, which surprisingly maintains its integrity even as it cools. Most of the mix is made of green beans, which are pleasingly crisp and sweet. But it's the other vegetables that are worth hunting for.

15 Foods on a Stick We Love in Chicago

15 Foods on a Stick We Love in Chicago

Food on a stick is extraordinarily versatile—you have skewers, kababs, satay, Japanese grilled food, and lots more. And the best part about food on a stick? It's just plain fun!

The Vegetarian Option: Yusho

The Vegetarian Option: Yusho

It's been almost two years since Matthias Merges opened Yusho, but they are still going strong. I can understand why friends in the restaurant industry rave about this place.

33 Cheap Eats We Love in Logan Square

33 Cheap Eats We Love in Logan Square

Of all the Cheap Eats guides I've put together, this was easily the most personal. I've lived in Logan Square for the past five years, so I feel like I've amassed some serious first hand knowledge of the affordable options.

The Best Ramen in Chicago, Revisited

The Best Ramen in Chicago, Revisited

Nearly two years ago, we took stock of the ramen scene in Chicago. Now, with a whole new group of restaurants trying their hand at the bowl, we reassess the situation with fresh eyes.

5 Great Places for Booze-Free Drinks in Chicago

5 Great Places for Booze-Free Drinks in Chicago

Luckily, Chicago is a great drinking city, and some places are up to the challenge of offering non-alcoholic beverages that won't induce diabetic shock. Whether you are expecting, entertaining a pregnant guest, or simply looking to cut back on your spirit consumption, here are my five favorite options for Chicago drinking without the booze.