Come summertime, we jump at the chance to have dinner on Rootstock's intimate sidewalk patio with a glass of wine in hand. The small but mighty restaurant utilizes market-fresh ingredients to showcase the best flavors of the season. Try dishes like roasted foie gras with strawberries and rhubarb or carrot agnolotti with white wine, garlic and pecorino. Allow you server to point you toward an excellent pour of vino or beer to extend your stay.
Over the last decade or so, Humboldt Park has become one of the hottest dining destinations in the city. Perhaps its greatest draw is the fact that you can find food from around the globe here. Searching for the best sushi joint in Chicago? Kai Zan should be a contender. Want to sink your teeth into a jibarito? You have to try Diana's. Itching to switch up date night? Reserve a table at French- and German-inspired Boeufhaus. The dynamic neighborhood has something to appease every craving. Oh, and be sure to stick around for dessert: You can find one of our favorite pie shops in Humboldt Park.
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