Before trade routes, men were trapped in isolated purgatories of inbreeding, chafing local underwear fabrics, and dinner options so limited, people'd whine "I'd rather starve than eat this again" shortly before starving. Celebrating the end of those dark days, Sunda.
Booze-wise, there's a heavily-Asian beer list (Hitachino, Phuket, Hite, etc), 11 specialty cocktails (e.g., a Mai Tai w/ muddled pomegranate seeds), three sakes by the glass, and another 25 by the bottle, including "Heaven's Door" and "Happy Bride" -- a condition made much more likely when the groom didn't spring from the same course-wool-swathed loins.
Toeing the line between swanky hotspot and sophisticated dining destination, this Asian fusion concept from Rockit Ranch Productions is a worthy choice for an undeniably hip meal out in River North. The menu offers some seriously interesting eats (duck breast kimchi, oxtail pot stickers) and includes sushi, sashimi, and plenty of wok dishes. The beer list is heavy on the Asian pours, and there are sake and speciality cocktails as well. Sunda's decor feels just as sleek as the menu with polished black bamboo and high wooden tables.