Because every Chicagoan loves to eat, even if they must travel out of their neighborhood, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.
May was a huge month for the culinary arts.
The month kicked off with the James Beard Awards.
We ate. We after-partied. We posed awkwardly with David Chang.
That photo’s currently over the fireplace.
And then, post-Beard: openings on openings on openings.
So let’s talk about those openings, in this month’s edition of Table Stakes.
Inside: the perfect snapshot of what makes Chicago’s food scene the envy of your outta-town mates — a month filled with exciting openings that run the gamut of cuisines, price points and ambiences.
- A new Indian restaurant from the same guys who brought you the Sportsman’s Club
- A fancy French brasserie from a legendary toque
- A hoppin’ new cocktail den by way of sunny Miami
And so much more.
All in: seven new options to kick summer off right.
So dine on and drink well, fellas.