Monday, May 3, 2010

Tacos at Big Star

There is a place in Chicago that gets so busy in the middle of the day that you have to wait over 2 hours for a table.  No, it isn't some snooty 5 star restaurant or the newest locale to try the next new fusion flavors.  No no.  It is Big Star.  A taco joint that sells $8 pitchers of Schlitz beer and $4 tacos in Wicker Park.  But in all honesty, it is the best taco I have ever had...at any price.  Located in the renovated Pontiac Grill (which was renovated from a car garage and was uber dive...), Big Star seats most of patrons outside in bright yellow, metal chairs.  Yes, there is a long wait and you can't really have parties of more than 4 (unless you are OK with pushing tables together) and yes, its cash only but, it is completely worth it.


We knew it would be hard to get a table on a Sunday afternoon so we went in an off time (3pm to be exact) and we still had to wait at the bar for 20 mins.  It was totally worth it.  It was a beautiful day and I knew I would be sitting outside for I wore the new sun-dress I bought at Target on sale.  It was a perfect lazy Sunday...

Dress: Target
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Frank Gehry Tiffany
Gnome: gift...his name is Bob.

2 comments:

WILDasaMINK said...

This taco joint sounds like my kinda place! YUM. And the dress and your lawn gnome=cute!

kate, miss twinkletoes said...

I love that dress - so perfect for summer. And I totally know what you mean about Big Star. Its so close to where I live, but it is always packed. But their tacos are sooo good!

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