A Taste of Chicago

Spot-on recruiting and facilities with swagger.
That’s why you chose watchLAB Chicago.

But while you’re here with us, you still need to eat.

We hand pick only the best for our clients, and bring the high-end quality and flavor right to your seats in our boutique studios.

Check out our menu of new powerhouse restaurants that will keep you coming back for more.

PQM

“Reminiscent of Executive Chef Paul Kahan’s father’s smokehouse and delicatessen, Publican Quality Meats harkens back to the time of family run businesses and traditional whole animal butchery.”

Publican Quality Meats ups the ante in the trend of contemporary charcuterie by presenting high quality meats prepared in-house. You’ll love their creative and unique spread of sandwiches as well as their delicious cheese platter, but lets be real, it’s all about the meat. We recommend the “Cold Butchers Plate” with up to five different pieces of charcuterie chosen by the chef and delivered with a smattering of accoutrement that would put the French to shame.

Farmhouse

“We are a farm to tavern restaurant, making all of our own burgers, condiments, and sodas from scratch. Image credit: the Hop-Cast. Click image for source.”

Farmhouse acts as resonant example of the strength and quality present in the farm to table movement, with its roots right here in the heart of the Midwest. Sourcing their ingredients from local farms and farmers markets, Farmhouse gives you the down home goodness with an upscale flair.

Giordano’s

“The recipe for Giordano’s now-famous stuffed pizza is one that has evolved over 200 years.”

When it comes to eating in Chicago, no trip would be complete without filling up on all the cheesy goodness of a Chicago deep-dish pizza. While every Chicagoan has a different opinion on who’s the best, Giordano’s rises above the competition with a buttery and crispy crust and mounds of gooey mozzarella. Toppings or not, hand-held or knifed and forked, there’s no wrong way to eat Giordano’s stuffed pizza. It just tastes even better at watchLAB (but don’t tell them we said that).

Sunda

“Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Image credit: Sunda Chicago. Click image for source.”

Drawing from different regions of Asia, Sunda comes to us from one of Chicago’s hottest restaurateurs, bridging the gaps between pan-Pacific and Midwestern. It can be hard to decide from the surplus of delectable bites, but at watchLAB, we’ve never seen that as a bad thing. Try the Crispy Brussels Sprouts for a savory healthy bite that’s sure to wow you with its flavor.

Xoco

“Open early and closing late, this quick-service café from Rick and Deann Bayless proffers contemporary expressions of Mexico’s most beloved street food and snacks. Image from Xoco’s Instagram feed–follow Xoco on Instagram @xocochicago.”

There isn’t much excitement associated with the term “street food,” but with Xoco the chefs have come up with a fun, flavorful menu taking the flavors of the Mexican marketplace and serving them up with added flair. Take a bite of the Cubano sandwich and try and stop yourself from finishing.

At watchLAB we make sure to keep a pulse on the ever-evolving food culture in Chicago and our clients’ tastes.

Find the perfect balance on our fresh menu, filled with delectables of every variety. And if there’s ever something you really have a craving for, we’re more than happy to make your favorite food appear on your plate.

Bon Appétit.  

Dan Little

Dan Little

Client Services at watchLAB
Others might proclaim Dan a foodie, but he says, "I just like food." He graduated from Chicago's Columbia College with a degree in Film and Video. When he's not cycling or just spending time outdoors, Dan's using his level-headed and goofy demeanor to help you out and keep you happy in our studios.
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