Caraway Buns at Ørkenoy

Nothing pairs better with beer than warm rolls loaded with caraway and served with cheese sauce for dunking. $12. 1757 N. Kimball Ave., Humboldt Park

Butter Chicken Croquettes at Bar Goa

Little fried bites are a dime a dozen at bars, but try these bird-stuffed numbers basking in a rich makhani sauce and you’ll want to lick the plate. $16. 116 W. Hubbard St., River North 

Tteok Kkochi at Moonflower

These skewered Korean rice cakes with crispy cheese and a tomato-cream sauce are a clever twist on the traditional soup-and-sandwich combo. $3. 4359 N. Milwaukee Ave., Portage Park

Crème Brûlée at After

Of the many high-end bites here, none are more delightful than this tiny jarred dessert, capped with raspberries and perfect alongside a whiskey nightcap. $7. 1338 W. Fulton St., West Loop

Pimento Cheese Plate at Mother’s Ruin

It’s hard to beat a good pimento cheese, but fried saltines and housemade habanero jelly take this one up a notch. $12. 2943 N. Milwaukee Ave., Avondale