The small plate has taken over Chicago. But sometimes, especially in these subzero temperatures, all you really want is a hefty plate of delicious food that belongs to you and only you. Sharing completely optional.
It's been almost impossible to keep track of Chicago restaurant openings in 2012, with a new spot popping up what seems like every other second. Here are three of my favorites, each with memorable food, outrageous cocktails and unique decor.