11 Tantalizing Food Porn Snaps From R29 Readers

UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 25.
It's no secret that Chicago's a food-obsessed town. Translation: Not even the season's skinniest jeans or shortest micro-minis can tear us away from a good meal — and apparently, you agree. We asked you to submit Instagram snaps of a dish that made such an impression (visually and gastronomically), you just had to take a picture of it. Swooning over each submission, we somehow narrowed it down to 11 pics guaranteed to get your tummy rumbling.
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The duck hash from Mindy's Hot Chocolate is our latest a.m. fixation, while Markethouse's rotisserie half chicken is a tasty alternative to the fried version come dinnertime. Something we can eat all day long? Freshly made doughnuts from Glazed & Infused, of course. So, take a break from your own Instagram feed and click your way to a food coma.
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Heather Sperling, Tasting Table: Pho From Tank Noodle

"Few things satisfy like a perfectly crafted bite of pho, with sweet, savory, spicy broth, chewy rice noodles, and a garnish of aromatic herbs. Tank has one of the best bowls in town."
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Vanessa Tan: Duck Hash From Mindy's Hot Chocolate

"It's colorful comfort food at its best!"
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Ashley Boll: Veggie Queso Fundido From Big Star

"The kind folks at Big Star specially made this Queso Fundido without chorizo for me. It was AMAZING! Even the meat eaters at the table gobbled it up. No other queso can or will ever compare to this cheesy goodness."
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Jerome Bryerton: Dessert Combo at Café des Architectes

"One word: sublime."
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Steve Dolinsky: Korean Taco From EnHakkore

"Best Chi Korean Taco part 2: sesame oil scented onions, 'shrooms; kimchi, spicy pork, sweet garlic and chili sauce; griddled paratha. Perfect filling-to-wrap ratio."
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Heather Sperling, Tasting Table: Marinated Gobo From Sumi Robata Bar

"Burdock root salad is one of my favorite simple — and addictive —Japanese dishes. And Sumi's version is superb: extra-thin ribbons of burdock root, still crunchy after a quick sauté in sake, soy sauce, and sugar, atop a creamy sesame-seed paste."
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Amanda Puck: Deviled Eggs From Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

"These are sometimes spotted on the menu at Jake Melnicks. A modern way to serve a classic!"
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Steve Dolinsky: Apple Cinnamon Doughnut From Glazed & Infused

"Apple-cinnamon doughnut, salted caramel glaze, and crunchy peanuts"
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Caren Anderson: Rotisserie Half Chicken From Markethouse

“This dish is a Markethouse favorite. It's made with its signature honeycomb-cayenne mop, candied lemon and asparagus — delicious!”
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Jerome Bryerton: Fresh Doughnuts From Roeser's Bakery

"Roeser's pastries and doughnuts draw from both new and old baking philosophies. Anywhere from the almond crescent to the maple bar with bacon. Something for everyone."
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Liz Grossman, Elizabites: Fried Tilapia Tacos At BellyQ

"Not one, but two soft flour tortillas are needed to full embrace the spicy combo of lightly battered tilapia, cold and crispy Asian slaw, pickled cabbage, kicky chile mayo, and jalapeños in Bill Kim's delicious take on a fish taco."
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