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Black Bull

Matthew Carr – Viceroy Chicago

Black Bull boasts a modern take on Spanish classics, Black Bull offers an elevated menu of seafood, pinxtos, meats and cheeses, and much more

Dish to try: Pulpo A La Gallega

Joe’s Imports Wine Bar

Julian Palmer – Cambria Hotel Theatre District

Inventive pub plates, pastas, and savory meats that complement the extensive wine list are what you can expect at Joe’s Imports Wine Bar

Dish to try: St. Louis Sticky Ribs


Marcus Hollis – Omni Hotels

Family style authentic Italian cuisine that includes Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas, house-made pasta, artisanal salumi, and seasonal dishes

Dish to try: Cozze alla Siciliana

Nacional 27

Krystal Brown – Marriott Mag Mile

Modern Latin cuisine inspired by travels to Spain, Portugal, and Argentina focusing on authentic and seasonal ingredients in a lively environment

Dish to try: Roasted Chicken Arroz with Calasparra Rice


Mark Kraemer – Kimpton Palomar Chicago

Rustic Mediterranean shared plates that include greens, seafood, meats, and cheeses and a wine list with more than 130 bottles

Dish to try: Chorizo-stuffed Medjool Dates


Kyle Franscis – The Ritz-Carlton

Elevated Mediterranean fare and cocktails that include both raw and cooked protein plus a variety of traditional housemade spreads and mezze

Dish to try: Everything Jerusalem Bagel

Testimony from Miles Bertling – The Kimpton Gray Hotel

My favorite small plate is dim sum. Chinatown is the only way to go! Check out Evergreen Restaurant. Tucked away on Wentworth, this place is way under the radar for good eats!

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