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Logan Square Night Market
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Bang Bang Pie Shop
Count on fruit, cream and chocolate pie variations daily. Will it be chocolate peanut butter or Kentucky bourbon fudge you take to the...
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Borinquen Restaurant information
The story goes that Borinquen owner Juan ‘Peter’ Figueroa created his signature dish after reading an article in a Puerto Rican newspaper about a sandwich that subbed plantains for bread – a flash of inspiration that birthed the jibarito, a popular dish that piles steak, lettuce, tomato and garlic mayo between two thick, crisply fried plantain slices.
The idea caught on, and the jibarito is all the rage at local Puerto Rican eateries. It’s the marquee item at Borinquen, though more traditional Puerto Rican fare is also available at the homey family spot.