The Guinness Open Gate Brewery — 15,000 sq. toes that features a brewery, bakery, taproom and extra — is formally open, with a rotating roster of particular brews and a beer-centric all-day menu. If that’s not doing it for you, Chicago’s different greatest new eating places are pleasingly various.
This month, you’ll wish to take a look at two new fashionable Indian spots — one a second location of a suburban favourite, the opposite an eclectic mix of influences from three well-known Chicago restaurant vets. There’s additionally a brand new seasonal American spot within the former Nookies Too house, plus a French brasserie from the staff behind Verve Wines in Lincoln Park. Learn on for particulars.
You’re right here as a result of: You’ve loved a meal at Kama’s suburban La Grange location.
You’re eating on: Kama’s new metropolis location encompasses a menu of vegetarian and non-veg dishes greatest for sharing. Attempt the samosa, paneer ravioli and Goan mussels with tamarind and coconut milk. For mains, the lamb shank vindaloo with spicy harissa or Kerala fish curry are widespread decisions. Save room for the chai-spiced bread pudding with ginger toffee sauce, candied pecans, home cherry chutney and chocolate chips. An in depth cocktail and mocktail menu options concoctions just like the Cloud 9 with tequila, guava, lime and coconut foam, and the Golden Elixir, with ginger, turmeric, mint and lemon.
1560 N. Milwaukee Ave. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You’re a Guinness fan, or simply wish to see what all of the hubbub is about.
You’re eating inside: A whopping 15,000-square-foot house that homes a brewery, taproom, restaurant and bakery. Inside you’ll discover a rotating listing of experimental Guinness drafts like a Mango Chile Ale or Corn Maize Cream Ale to get pleasure from with the all-day menu of Irish- and Chicago-inspired meals, like a Guinness beef stew or housemade giardiniera dip with potato chips. The model’s first-ever bakery options the same old croissants and cookies, plus signature Guinness Stout-infused brown bread. A separate brunch menu with fascinating dishes like shokupan French toast and shakshuka pot pie is served on weekends.
901 W. Kinzie St. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You’re a long-time fan of Nookie’s Too — and when you’re unhappy to see them go, you’re curious to see what’s been accomplished to the place.
You’re eating on: Opening to the general public imminently, John’s presents American fare kicked up a notch from two Gramercy Tavern cooks. This order-at-the-counter neighborhood spot focuses on seasonal elements like a shaved summer time squash salad with lemon, Parmesan and hazelnuts; and charred shishito peppers with garlic aioli, sesame, cumin and almonds; plus comforting dishes like a hanger steak with smoked onion jus. A easy listing of traditional cocktails and wines spherical out the choices.
2114 N. Halsted St. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You recognize that when three well-known Chicago restaurateurs get collectively, the outcomes are sure to be good.
You’re eating on: An eclectic menu of South Asian dishes within the former Wazwan house from Zubair Mohajir, Ty Fujimura and Received Kim. Attempt the meat momo (dumplings) with chili oil and Szechuan peppercorn, duck fried rice or the entire fried fish with basmati rice. Don’t fret — you’ll be able to nonetheless get a few of Wazwan’s signature menu objects, just like the THC Sando. Lilac Tiger’s cocktail menu can also be dotted with South Asian influences. Standouts embrace a colada with ube, toasted sesame and Malört , and an Outdated Normal with bourbon, rum and black cardamom.
1742 W. Division St. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You’re feeling like steak frites, or possibly some French onion soup.
You’re eating on: French brasserie fare with loads of wines to pair. Start your night with a play on pigs in a blanket (“pigs en croute”) or a romaine salad with inexperienced goddess dressing and miso flakes. French classics like steak frites au poivre and duck leg confit could be discovered alongside dishes like a whitefish with lentils and creme fraiche, and mussels with fresno chili butter. Argot goals to make its wines tremendous approachable, with 20 wines by the glass for sampling.
2349 N. Lincoln Ave. (map)
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