Chicago Table Stakes: September 2014
By The Editors / September 8, 2014 9:00 am

Because every Chicagoan needs to eat, and occasionally that includes 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. Bon appètit.

This August was all about the sequel.

As in: established restaurateurs opening new digs.

Familiar faces in new settings. Reconcepts in the same settings. And all new settings altogether.

And we’re here to prioritize the five you need to know, with this month’s edition of Table Stakes.


  • A modern steakhouse two years in the making
  • That game-changing private member’s club, and the eateries therein
  • And another delicious notch in our booming Italian scene

All that and one secret speakeasy cabaret to close out the summer with belts unbuckled.

So dine on. And drink well.

Enjoy the guide.