Food & Drink

Duck sausage pizza and 100 beers on tap: 6 new places to eat and drink

Published On 09/30/2013 Published On 09/30/2013
Barry Brecheisen
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1. Brand BBQ Market 2824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

From a group of industry vets looking to combine elite culinary school class with the smoked delish of the masses, BBM's a 40-seat, sit-down house of 'cue featuring a rustic, saloon-style vibe, chalkboard-style paintings highlighting its meats and sauces, cedar benches, and Douglas fir tables, still fired up from their epic debates with Lincoln logs.

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2. Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Blackfinn's an American bar/grill with tons of flatscreen TVs bedecking its walls, and a huge 10-page menu whose contents will soon be bedecking your stomach.

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3. Doc B's Fresh Kitchen 100 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Doc B's Fresh Kitchen specializes in made-from-scratch, farm-fresh eats in a casual environment... plus they've got some awesome burgers. Oh, and the breakfast comes paired with Bow Truss coffee. Teamwork!

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4. Runa 2257 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Runa is a BYOB sushi restaurant located in Wicker Park, Chicago that's also serving up dim sum and other Asian-inspired treats (chicken feet, anyone?).

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5. J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar 749 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

J. Rocco is an Italian restaurant and bar focused on rustic European dishes and featuring a 30-bottle wine list.

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6. The Grid 351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60610

This subterranean lounge serves next-level bar snacks (duck fat popcorn, pad Thai-flavored peanuts), and jars full of spreadable goodness like cave-aged cheddar "pimento" spread w/ roasted red peppers, and flageolet beans with truffle Amere bitters. They're also making top-notch cocktails, like Thai-style mojitos.