Chicago Table Stakes: August 2014

Because every Chicagoan needs to eat, and occasionally more than just hot dogs, we present Table Stakes: a recurring series that answers a man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”) and happens once every lunar cycle or so. Let’s get to it.


Chicago! A foodie scene that never sleeps, where an ostentation of restaurants and bars have opened since your correspondent began typing this sentence.

To keep tabs on all of them would be a folly.

But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it.

Thus we present Tables Stakes, our account of the five (or so) must-know bars and eateries to swing their doors wide over the past month (or so).

Up today:

  • A tableside theater on the river
  • A lofty restaurant/bar/music venue hybrid in Hyde Park
  • A welcoming seafood boîte tucked away in Lakeview

And more. So dine on. And drink well.