We’re not sure what Frank “the Chairman” Sinatra meant when he called Chicago “that toddlin’ town,” but Chi-town sure is a great food town — perhaps second only to New York City.
“From the most casual hot dog place to the best cocktail spot, there is such a range of restaurants and bars. And food from every ethnicity is at our fingertips,” says Chef Heather Terhune, a “Top Chef” finalist and executive chef at the new Sable Kitchen & Bar. “Chicago is on the cutting edge of trends without even trying.”
It’s impossible to sample all of the good eats the Windy City has to offer in one trip, but here’s a short list of new and noteworthy restaurants by neighborhood to get you started.