Where to Get Caveman Cuisine in Chicago

Chicago Tribune’s RedEye April 23, 2011

Paleo peeps share their tips for navigating menus when dining out and give us some favorite caveman-friendly Chicago restaurants.

Bandera

535 N. Michigan Ave. 312-644-3524

“Going out to lunch or dinner has become a bit tricky,” said paleo devotee Collin Korab, of Wrigelyville. But he swears the seared sashimi tuna salad with mixed greens, avocado and mango at Bandera never lets him down.

Ranalli’s

1512 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-334-1300

Dave Kelley, of Andersonville, admits that, “thin crust pizza is [my downfall].” When he ventures to Ranalli’s, he fights off the temptation with a dozen grilled chicken wings and a spinach or chopped salad.

The Florentine

151 W. Adams St. 312-660-8200

Brunch at the Florentine, in the JW Marriott, is a favorite of Jon Callahan, who says he’s “extremely devoted to following a Paleo-style program.” The Andersonville resident recommends the bacon, mushroom and tomato omelet with sauteed vegetables and sausage.

Chipotle

Multiple locations

Personal trainer Corin Safe suggests replacing your usual burrito with the steak salad with carnitas, salsa and guacamole.

Joe’s Seafood

60 E. Grand Ave. 312-379-3533

Joe’s Seafood not only has a celebrity following, it also has a paleo following. For date night, Callahan makes reservations at Joe’s for bone-in filet and king crab legs with a baked sweet potato and sauteed spinach.

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