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
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.