Chicago is known for its ’za, so it’s fitting that chef Gabriele Bonci would choose this as the first U.S. location of his Roman restaurant. The al taglio-style pies come in rectangular slices topped with fresh ingredients and cut to the size of your choice. 161 N. Sangamon; Facebook.com/bonciusa
The glitz and glamour of hotel dining in the ’20s has come roaring back, as new boutique hotels around the city make food a marquee focus, with the help of well-established Chicago restaurateurs and chefs. Here are three to keep on your radar.
Treat yourself with the River West restaurant’s adult take on a childhood favorite. Pastry Chef Kym DeLost pairs strawberry mint pops with a shot of tequila or vodka, and peach and blueberry pops with darker spirits for a boozy burst of flavor alongside your meal. $9, 730 W. Grand; The-dawson.com
Sunset Boulevard glamour comes to Fulton Market.
In addition to DineAmic Group's latest offering, Mexican eatery Barrio (65 W. Kinzie), set to open July 22, the local restaurant group has something else up its sleeve: a walk-up counter dubbed La Bodega del Barrio (353 N. Clark).
As if Nutella crepes and creamy Italian gelato weren’t enough to satiate your sweet tooth, Eataly (43 E. Ohio) just upped its dessert game with the opening of a cannoli bar late last month.
Looking for a chic new date spot? The French bistro recently debuted its outdoor six-seat, first-come rosé bar for sweet summer sipping. Order a bottle alongside nosh from Chef Michael Battocletti’s menu, like smoked salmon rillettes, truffle frites and more. 3-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West; Monamigabi.com
The poke bowl trend goes digital with this delivery-only concept from Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants.
The Sepia team goes global with a new street food-inspired restaurant
Chicago’s design hub gets an updated gathering space and lounge — great for meetings with your interior decorator or just grabbing coffee with a friend. The space, named for original building developer Marshall Field, features a menu by DMK Restaurant Group. 222 Merchandise Mart; Marshallslanding.com
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