Bangers & Lace Evanston

It’s like going to Wicker Park without ever leaving the burbs. 810 Grove St. Website

Bascule Wine Bar

Bridging the gap between dinner and drinks. 1421 W. Taylor St. Website

The Betty

Craft cocktails and a classy space? Nice to meet you, Betty. Browse photos of our visit to the West Loop spot. 839 W. Fulton Market Website

Lost Lake

See “Lost Lake Carries the Tiki Torch to Logan Square.” Check out pics of our night at the hot new bar. 3154 W. Diversey Ave. Website

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

When every other place with a patio adds an ice-skating rink next winter, remember who did it first. Look at pics of our recent trip to the Logan Square restaurant. 2952 W. Armitage Ave. Website