The Black Foodies go the the Ravenswood community on Chicago’s north side and sample cuisine at Bayan Ko Chicago on of Chicago’s hottest new restaurants. They specialize in Cuban and Filipino cuisine.

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  • Celebrate Filipino American History Month with Chicago’s first Filipino Restaurant Week, plus more events

    Whether it’s rolling up your sleeves and digging into crispy soft shell crab at Sunda’s Kamayan Feast or dining at one of the many Filipino restaurants in the Chicago area for the ... Ravenswood’s ...

  • Begyle Brewing

    Begyle’s taproom is one of our favorite stops on Malt Row, the two-mile stretch of breweries along the Ravenswood Corridor. It’s dog-friendly, rotating food trucks and pop-ups come through often, and ...

  • Upcoming West Loop Food Hall Adds Cuban, Japanese, and Mexican Options

    Aberdeen Street. This is Chicago’s spinoff of New Orleans’s St. Roch Market and the food hall’s management has announced a batch of four new vendors including a new project from the owner of ...

  • The Grid: Ravenswood’s choice eats

    Chef Lawrence Letrero melds his Filipino heritage with his partner Raquel Quadreny’s Cuban roots on Bayan Ko’s menu. Best sellers include ... Man dies in South Chicago shooting Emell Hill, 23, was ...

  • Filipino meets Cuban at Bayan Ko

    The song "Bayan Ko" ("My Country") is a wistful Filipino anthem, about a beautiful land suffering (and hopefully prevailing) under colonization. On the other side of the planet, Cuba has a less ...

  • Bayan Ko

    The best new restaurants in Chicago. Where To Take Your Out-Of-Town Friends To ... They also have entrees that are mostly under $20. And Bayan Ko satisfies all these criteria. It’s in a quiet, ...

  • Bayan Ko

    One of Chicago’s best new restaurants soulfully blends Filipino and Cuban flavors, making it a coveted reservation in Ravenswood. “Some people get scared of the ube ice cream,” our server confessed.

  • Lumpia and Ropa Viejo Join Forces at New Ravenswood Filipino/Cuban Restaurant

    Bayan Ko, Ravenwood’s new Cuban and Filipino mash up, opened over the weekend near the CTA’s Montrose Brown Line stop. The restaurant, from Raquel Quadreny and fiancé Lawrence Letrero, serves lumpia, ...

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