“Tacos, whiskey, hillbilly music” is how Paul Kahan describes the ultracasual Mexican spot he opened in Wicker Park in 2009. Located in an old dive bar, Big Star blasts classic Bakersfield-style country (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard) while serving excellent pork-belly tacos and greasy-good queso fundido (a glorious melted-cheese appetizer studded with chorizo). If you’re going to drink, there are only three options: beer, tequila and bourbon.
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From Food & Wine , MAY 2010
Though they call the place a dive (it's not), the classic tacos—like the exceptional grilled-pork—are impressively...MORE
From Food & Wine , JUL 2010
Highlights of the supercool 'honky tonk' taqueria include excellent pork-belly tacos and greasy-good queso fundido (a glorious melted-cheese appetizer studded...MORE
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.