When you're down in the Loop, you're focused on one thing, and one thing only:
Q2 projections where you're going for lunch. Which's why we asked Dennis Lee -- veteran Loop food writer and host of the upcoming web series Table for One -- to hook us up with a list of Chicago's 15 best lunch counters Downtown.
Blackwood BBQ (click here for address and info)
L Stop: Clark/Lake
"Blackwood BBQ is one of the few barbecue options in the Loop, but it’s by far the best. All the meat is prepared the traditional way: smoked low and slow for hours until it's tender and flavorful. I prefer the brisket. The ordering process is similar to Chipotle’s; pick your protein, a format (sandwich, salad, platter), and a sauce. Finish it off with homestyle barbecue sides and a glass of lemonade."