Cookies & Carnitas | Edgewater | Mexican/Southwestern, Coffee Shop, Bakery, Pizza | Restaurant
Slow-food "fast food," cookies, and coffee from a pair of fine-dining veterans. Cash only.

Our Review

If you've seen Cookies & Carnitas at the Green City Market, you know that this outfit has been selling things like tacos and porchetta sandwiches in connection with Becker Lane artisan pork for the last couple of years. Late last year chef-owners Brad Newman and Mikey Taormina opened this brick-and-mortar shop to bring their food to people outside Lincoln Park, offering affordable foods for the common man like pizza, sandwiches, salads, even a hot dog. What they call their Proprietary Dog is a massive one-pound frankfurter made just for them by a meat supplier Newman has known for many years. The coffee bar features java from local Sparrow Coffee Roastery, as well as cookies and other baked goods, also made with products from Green City Market, where Cookies & Carnitas continues to man a stand. "It's just elevated fast-food, that's all," says Newman. Well, the slow-food version of fast food, anyway.

Michael Gebert

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