You Found It! Perfect Places to Celebrate the Perfect Apartment Find

You did – it finally happened!

Celebrating Apartment Find

After days of running around in excessive heat with your Hansen Realty leasing agent, you finally found the perfect apartment. How shall you celebrate? By checking out some of the great Chicago restaurants that never cease to pop up throughout the city

Here’s a few on our radar right now:

Taco Joint – Lincoln Park: Craving some Mexican – like, REAL Mexican? This place is no joke. This place serves authentic regional Mexican street fare alongside frosty Margaritas to beat the heat. And since you just dropped a bunch of moolah on that new place, the average taco here is only $3. Try the: Cochinita (pulled pork, pickled onions and a spicy habanero sauce) and the Al Pastor (chicken, pineapple salsa and tomatillo).

Chicago Authentic Tacos

 Rockit Burger Bar – Lakeview/Wrigleyville: It used to just be Rockit Bar and Grill, and they used to have just a few really good burgers. But the people at Rockit wanted to up the ante, so they took what they did well and ran with it. Stuff your face with a delicious specialty burger and then wash it down with an ice cold brewski. Celebration complete. Try the: The Hottie (stuff jalapenos, pepperjack and ghost pepper aioli) and The Rockit Burger (brie, shallots, date aioli on a red onion brioche bun).

Red Door – Bucktown: An appetizer of bone marrow with escargot and gastrique perhaps?  If you prefer your celebrations a bit more fancy schmancy, hit up Red Door. Specializing in “regional comfort food,” the menu is a mixture of things you’ve never even heard and things you don’t want to stop hearing about. Also, their signature cocktail list is the bomb. Try the: Ricotta Gnocchi, Buchot Mussels and Lamb Neck Sloppy Joe. Wash whatever you’re eating down with the High Tea (Orange blossom infused Bourban, butters, cinnamon and orange zest).

Chicago Red Door Interior

 Slurping Turtle – River North: If you’re one of those people who immediately jumps to the Japanese or Chinese category of food when you’re hungry, this ones for you. Chef Tagashi Yagihashi calls the cuisine at Slurping Turtle “my soul food.” Noodles, dumplings, sake, patio – what other words do we need to say? Try the: Shoyu Ramen and Gyoza (dumplings).

Still on the lookout for your perfect Chicago apartment? One of our qualified leasing agents would be happy to assist you! Call Hansen Realty at 773-477-4455 or check out our entire inventory at


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