Maude's Liquor Bar
Maude’s Liquor Bar

PARIS CLUB What do you get when you cross Jean Joho with the Melman brothers? Pig’s feet bonbons, apparently. 59 W. Hubbard St.; 312-595-0800. More on Paris Club »

MAUDE’S LIQUOR BAR Remember the Blizzard of 2011? Come November, we expect Maude to be the hot name for baby girls. 840 W. Randolph St.; 312-243-9712. The Chaser Amalie Drury’s night out at Maude’s »

LEOPOLD If it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving poutine de merguez, you’re probably drunk. You’re also in luck. 1450 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-348-1028. More on Leopold »

BISTRONOMIC We thought the name of this place was OMG. That’s what everyone says on the way out. 840 N. Wabash Ave.; 312-944-8400. Read Chef Martial Noguier’s thoughts on his vision for Bistronomic »

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE See that wee chandelier in the dining room? Only undersized thing in the whole place. 300 N. LaSalle St.; 312-329-1800. Pollack’s first impression of Chicago Cut »

BISTRO ONE WEST St. Charles calls itself the Pride of the Fox. When B1W’s riverside patio opens this summer, the nickname will become clear. 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles; 630-444-0600. Read our first look at Bistro One West »

GRAHAMWICH The Earl of Sandwich must be kicking himself. 615 N. State St.; 312-265-0434. VIDEO: Watch the chef make a halibut BLT »

DAVANTI ENOTECA An hour-and-a-half wait—every time. Don’t you people ever go home? 1359 W. Taylor St.; 312-226-5550. Read our review »

BAUER’S BRAUHAUS It hasn’t exactly rescued German food, but this dirndl fest has got legs. 45 W. Slade St., Palatine; 847-991-1040

BIA FOR MIA Possibly hotter than tickets for Next is the return of Mel Markon’s sweet-and-sour cabbage soup. 1147 W. Grand Ave.; 312-226-0312. Take a peek at Bia for Mia’s Spicy Caper Burger on What Penny Eats »


Photograph: Anna Knott