Order up! The new Ravenswood restaurant is a delivery dream: Users can order sandwiches — like the heavenly Montreal smoked meat ($14) — pizza, salads and more through the eatery’s very own app. Free in the app store, 1964 W. Lawrence; Vidaliachicago.com
Chef Paul Virant (Vie, Vistro) proves that Midwest really is best with a new line of farm-to-fork products featuring ingredients sourced locally. Try the smoked apple butter, pickled cherry tomatoes or — our favorite — the Sweet Chow Chow, a mix of corn, onions and sweet peppers. $12 each; Jarsessions.com
DMK Restaurants turns out a hot new coffee concept, serving java from brands like Chicago’s Dark Matter and Portland’s Stumptown out of a refurbished Wonder Bread truck inside the industrial digs. A record-only playlist enhances creativity for a relaxing coffee-shop vibe. 1765 N. Elston; Dmkrestaurants.com
Wicker Park has something new on tap: The just-opened bar is the first self-serve concept in Chicago, with a rotating selection of beers — plus a variety of wine, kegged cocktails, coffee and more — available. Each is priced by the ounce, so libation lovers can sample a variety, or fill up a glass...
For a restaurant inside the Art Institute’s Modern Wing, the interior is as important as the food. Chicagoan Dirk Denison updated his original all-white design this month with slate gray walls and form-meets-function furniture by Patricia Urquiola and David Adjaye. Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano put a tasty...
If food is like art, that makes chefs the artists — but at Temporis, they’re more like scientists. Co-chefs Evan Fullerton and Sam Plotnick experiment with ingredients, flavors and presentation — like capturing smoke in a glass dome that’s lifted at the table to reveal cheese and fruit — in a 10-course...
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