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. Let’s get after it.
October was all about comfort.
This is, of course, Chicago’s natural response to the first frost of the year: Hunker down. Eat short ribs. Repeat.
To help you make the culinary most of the coming cold, we’ve picked the five best restaurants to open in the last thirty days.
- Tasty Italian fare from the Three Aces guys in West Town
- Dino-sized beef short ribs and draft cocktails in River North
- Fried chicken sammies served in a retro diner in Andersonville
Plus, a place for Champagne poppin’ and late night revelry, in case of cabin fever.
So tuck in and dine on, good sir.