Chicago’s list of best new restaurants comes and goes every May. Ever wonder about past winners? Here is an update of the last 10 numero unos.
GreenRiver Best burger A memorable burger in an outré location. This thick patty is so juicy, tender, and beefy that you will forget you are in a medical center building. 259 E. Erie St., Streeterville Remington’s Best pie A Key lime pie for the ages. The thick, buttery graham cracker crust, dense and punchy lime … Read more
Arbor Logan Square 2545 W. Diversey Ave. Website American $70–$99 Chef-partners Leonard Hollander, Chad Little GET THIS Five-course Midwestern omakase ($70) “This is just something we’ve been messing around with,” says Leonard Hollander, one of Arbor’s chef-partners, as he serves orange sorbet in a martini glass with a candied orange peel and pours Evil … Read more
Your accent is East Coast. But where exactly? Queens. My grandfather landed at Ellis Island in the 1920s. He was headed for East New York, which was very Jewish at that time. Even though he was Greek, an “itz” was slapped onto his last name so he would fit in. But I grew up in … Read more