Get a Free Appetizer at the Newest Peruvian Restaurant in Chicago: 4 Suyos

Hello Urbanites!
Today at 5pm is the opening of the newest Peruvian restaurant in town: 4 Suyos.  Located in Logan Square, 4 Suyos will feature locally-sourced, traditional Peruvian food (with a few twists). This restaurant is the creation of  Humberto Trujillo from Peru and Erin Slucter from Michigan. They met two years ago when Humberto cooked for Erin’s family. They became so fascinated by Humberto’s cooking and with Peruvian cuisine, that Erin decided to embark on a culinary adventure with him and open a Peruvian restaurant.
4 Suyos wants to offer all Chicago Urbanite followers a free appetizer per table every time you mention this blog.  This offer is valid until March 26, 2012, so go ahead, try their food, and let me know what you think.  Here is a link to their menu: 4suyos_menu
Congratulations to Erin and Humberto and thanks for the offer!  I can’t wait to try your food. Buen provecho! (Enjoy your meal!)


2727 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 · Get Directions





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Exploring Chicago’s Culinary Side with Chicago Food Planet

Have you ever taken a food tasting tour? If you want to try a great one, I would highly recommend taking it with the guys from Chicago Food Planet. This is a tour company that offers walking food tours in different areas of the city. I had the pleasure to join them in a 3-hour culinary journey through the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. The selection of the restaurants for the tour is based on the quality, history, originality, and awards that the restaurant holds.

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For this tour in particular, we visited George’s Hot Dogs, a traditional hot dog stand established in 1948 that offers Chicago-style hot dogs prepared with  fresh, high-quality ingredients. Then we headed to Hot Chocolate, a restaurant and dessert bar whose owner and chef won the Jean Banchet award for Best Celebrity Pastry Chef in Chicago and was named Pastry Chef of the Year by Chicago Magazine. There we tasted a super yummy  iced chocolate and marshmallow. Our next stop was The Goddess and Grocer, a gourmet foods & catering store that carries products from around the world and where you can order deli sandwiches and salads. We had to walk a little bit more to get to Piece,  a pizzeria and brewery place, but it was well worth it. Piece has award-winning micro-brewed beers, and one of the best pizzas I have ever tried (and I am not a pizza lover). They call it New Haven thin-crust pizza. This is a perfect place to watch a sports event: Piece has a series of eleven 42” plasma TVs that span the length of the bar. Our last stops were Sultan’s Market, a Middle-Eastern Deli/Store that offers delicious vegan and vegetarian food, and ICream Cafe , an ice cream parlor that makes customized molecular ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet on the spot. In each of these places, you get to taste a sample of their food ,which were absolutely delicious.

 The tour was leaded by Liz, a graceful and knowledgeable tour guide who provided us with insightful commentaries, historical facts, and anecdotes of the restaurants we were visiting as well as of the neighborhoods we were walking through.  I recommend taking this tour not only to tourists but also to locals. You will surely have a great time discovering culinary treasures in our city and learning interesting facts about the neighborhoods you are visiting.

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