Anything owned by Paul Kahan and Donny Medea. These two are the bad boys
of Chicago and all of their restaurants rock.
Check out Blackbird, Avec, or The Publican and be ready to eat some really delicious, perfectly cooked food with fantastic service and design. www.blackbirdrestaurant.com, www.avecrestaurant.com, www.thepublicanrestaurant.com
Chicagoans love their dogs; and this place is one of the best and most creative. www.hotdougs.com
For a really fun night out at a great steakhouse, check out this Windy City institution. www.gibsonssteakhouse.com
The smallest bar I’ve ever been in, I think. Order the Bloody Mary, but be patient….it’s worth it.