If the amalgamation that is the restaurant's name itself doesn't make this clear, Bottlefork is about fusing drink and food so completely together that 'pairing' would no longer be the appropriate term.
Humbly tucked between a Subway and a Mobil gas station, Just Turkey fulfills every turkey's ambition to be front and center (on days other than Thanksgiving).
If the sinigang is any indication of the menu at large, then Isla Pilipina is a strong contender for best Filipino food on the North Side.
Never mind that Chicago is 1,450 miles as the crow flies from Cuba; we're just glad husband and wife restauranteurs Alberto and Christina Gonzalez are here.
The Japan National Tourism Organization thinks it's silly that we act like sushi is what its country's food is all about. So check out Sunshine Café's offerings of steaming, home-style noodle bowls, donburi, crisp-skinned fish, tempura, pickled vegetables, fresh tofu, and goma da re-soaked greens.
In a world populated with plenty of piles of greasy potatoes, this simple kale-stuffed breakfast stands out.
If you're looking for some of the most inventive, saucy, flagrantly fusion-style maki around, this hip North Side sushi spot has you covered.
Cookie Bar, in a new location, has gone all gluten-free; slimmed down its signature cookie offerings; and added cakes, breads, granola, and pies to the mix.
Goosefoot's tasting menu had me imagining Chef Nugent venturing into the French countryside, discovering hundreds of years of honed culinary tradition amid a field of wildflowers there, and staking a spot for the great American Midwest.
First Slice Pie Café offers a simpler, old-fashioned slice that hearkens to picnics and church potlucks of the Midwest. All three North Side locations serve basically the same menu of homemade sweets and savory fare.
Reservoir opened last year with an ambition to take its food up a step from Uptown's everyman vibe. Yet there's an odd combination of high and low-brow going on that could be a kink in the concept or just a mission to appeal to every craft drink-loving patron who might wander in.
When there are so many bad breakfast sandwiches in this world, you can restore your faith in them at Fabcakes.
Aroy Thai's weekday lunch special is a cheap and plentiful appetizer-and-main combo, one that leaves you wishing for a nap before heading back to the office.
The restaurant faces a historic corner of Lawrence Avenue, where the glittering emerald lights of the Green Mill twinkle. Although Demera has only been open since 2007, it's already an Uptown neighborhood mainstay in its own right.
Know (and love) your cevapcici, pljeskavica, and veal, because Restaurant Sarajevo's Bosnian dishes are constructed, primarily, of meat.
Not only am I, as a bit of a health nut, helpless against a smoothie's nutritious charms, I also have a very specific soft spot for food that packs a variety of unexpected, yet somehow complementary, ingredients into one basic form.
I started with a friendly coconut-milk curry you'll only find on the regular English menu at Rosded, then tried a complex, aromatic "jungle curry" only available on Rosded's Thai language menu.
Although this "ceviche" was actually an Italian-style crudo, the flavors of olive oil, grapefruit, and cracked black pepper were beautifully balanced atop silky-smooth raw escolar.
Tweet makes a few departures from traditional in this everyday Korean dish, but almost all are to the betterment of the dish.
I had always heard Essence of India swapped an edge of spice and authenticity for something closer to the clean, safe, friendly vibe of the Lincoln Square neighborhood it's been in for years. But is that a bad thing?