Food & Drink

Say Cheese

Take-out eaters are notorious creatures of habit.

So chances are, if you’re a Lincoln Park foodie in search of a pick-up meal, you’re headed straight for Marcey St. Market or Trotters-to-Go.

But we hope you’re not too settled in your ways to venture around the corner onto Western Avenue and try the Cheese Stands Alone, a new artisanal cheese shop. Start with a few specialty fromages, pair with a favorite bottle of wine and bread from Red Hen, and you’re good to go for a quick snack or dinner. Our current picks include American raw-milk cheeses and aged manchego, but given that the shop offers over 100 varieties, experimentation is encouraged.

Though we know it’s not your strong suit.

The Cheese Stands Alone, 4547 North Western Avenue, at Wilson Avenue (773-293-3870).

Photo Credit: Copyright 2004, Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce.