Eat Your Way Through Grant Park



One of the oldest neighborhoods in town, Grant Park drips with history. It also drips with amazing food. From Mexican food to great rooftop patios, pizza to award winning pancakes; this neighborhood has it all. So where do you go when you you’re in area? We’ve got you covered!


For Breakfast:

There’s one spot in Grant Park that reigns supreme – Ria’s Bluebird. This place got a huge jump in recognition a few years ago, when the New York Times wrote a glowing review on their pancakes, calling them the best in the country. Now, don’t get us wrong, the pancakes are amazing. But, what we really love is the brisket bowl. It’s a bowl of steaming broth with brisket that’s been cooking for 12 hours and an egg poached in it. Soak it up with the toasted baguette on the side, and it’s a great way to start the day.

For Mexican:

There one place, and one place only for Mexican food in Grant Park and that’s Mi Barrio. You’ll find it on the corner of Boulevard and Memorial. It’s a bright red building and inside is some of the best Tex-Mex you’ll find in this city. Strong margaritas, amazing tortas, and fresh tortillas make it a force to be reckoned with. On Saturdays they make a pozole what will change your life.

For Rooftop Fun

On Memorial Drive, across from Oakland Cemetery, you’ll find Republic Social House. Head straight to the rooftop bar for an afternoon in the sun. Start with brunch with mimosas and stick around for a great time¬†with friends. Ina few hours, you guys can break out the giant Jenga game.

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