Chicago's must-try dishes
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Duck bacon truffled poutine
Duck bacon truffled poutine: The most unexpected poutine on Chicago's West Side can be found in Lawndale, in a restaurant with a bulletproof takeout carousel. Here, at the nearly 3-month-old Crazy Bird Chicken, I was served a heaping mound of french fries with truffle gravy, white cheddar and duck bacon (on the menu as Crazy Bird Crazy Good Fries for $7.29). Wait ... what?! Truffle fries poutine on the West Side? Let's applaud Larry Tucker, who in the '90s made a name in Chicago's barbecue game at N.N. Smokehouse, for bringing haute ingredients to the neighborhood. 1138 S. California Ave., 773-801-0451, crazybirdchicken.com Closed Monday.
- Kevin Pang