If we could choose a restaurant to get snowed in at, it would be Bar La Grassa. This Italian spot in the Warehouse District serves great fresh, filled, and dried pastas - each of which can be ordered in half or full portions - and has a huge wine list. If you want something unique, try the red wine spaghetti or orange cauliflower gnocchi, and definitely order a few bruschettas, especially the soft eggs and lobster. It’s somewhere you could just as easily bring a date or your parents when you want to impress without spending a ton of money and while eating here won’t make spring come any sooner, it’ll definitely make winter a little more bearable.
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The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop serves Nordic-inspired food with much of the produce sourced from their rooftop garden.
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The bar at the Hewing Hotel is our go-to spot for fancy cocktails and people watching in the North Loop.
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The Kenwood is an all-day bistro in Kenwood that serves classic comfort food, like huevos rancheros, fancy burgers, and really good pasta.
Northrop’s Italian Eatery serves a wide range of really good pasta, wine, and cocktails, and has a large patio that’s great during spring and summer.
Red Rabbit in the North Loop serves three things we all like: pizza, pasta, and lots of wine and cocktails.
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Parlour is where we go in the North Loop for a great cheeseburger and a wide range of really good cocktails.
Young Joni in Sheridan serves wood-fired pizzas, Korean-inspired appetizers, and has a backyard bar to grab a drink at while you wait for your table.
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