Owner and chef Bob Airdo—a veteran of upscale hotel kitchens such as Chicago's Ritz-Carlton—leads a team of culinary savants as they infuse Vincitori's menu of upscale Italian dishes with unique style. Classic offerings include handcrafted pasta dishes, which arrive tossed in creamy or wine-infused sauces, and the menu is also peppered with intriguing flavor combinations such as potato skins stuffed with cheese, pancetta, and sundried tomato pesto. Hot giardiniera peppers, prosciutto, and other Italian toppings perform folk dances atop thin-crust pizzas, and seafood, steaks, and meaty plates make a strong showing as they arrive trimmed with vegetables or atop saucy slip 'n' slides.
Diners savor their plates beneath ambient pendant lights in the warmly painted dining room, which is adorned with vino artwork to complement the pours of fine wine coming from the granite-topped bar. The lounge fills with live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. most Fridays and Saturdays, and Vincitori also hosts banquets and caters for weddings, graduations, and long theme-park lines.
Saffron's chefs toss fresh ingredients together to craft Indian fusion cuisine as vibrant as the eatery’s blue and purple neon lights and orange draperies. Laden with delicious tandoor dishes, Bombay favorites, vegetarian plates, and other good-mood-inducing fare, buffet carts roll out during lunchtime, facilitating all-you-can-eat samplings and all-you-can-throw food fights. A full bar slings imported beers, wines, and liquors, perfect for lubricating lips between bites, and a 150-seat banquet hall accommodates large groups of hungry humans determined to celebrate a special event.
Brightly painted walls, vivid paintings of Mexican life, and flavorful margaritas lend Las Palmas' numerous locations a relaxed, distinctly "fiesta" vibe. As guests slowly unwind with friends, family, or Twister champions over ice-cold Mexican beers and cocktails, the chefs prepare fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos alongside plates of charbroiled meats and seafood. They also whip up vegetarian-friendly options, such as the signature guacamole and enchiladas banana, which they stuff with fried bananas and smother in mole sauce and melted cheese.
On any given day at DJ's Sports Bar, 11 flat-screen televisions light up with sports broadcast by the Big Ten Network, ESPN GamePlan, and NFL Sunday Ticket. Customers digging into their half-pound, char-grilled 100% beef burgers can peruse fantasy-football stats via free WiFi before league meetings. Bartenders sling frosty brews, glasses of wine, and specialty cocktails from the full bar to fuel patrons playing games of Golden Tee, darts, or "throw darts at the Golden Tee machine."
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Built to evoke the spirit of an open-air European marketplace, Standard Market celebrates the possibilities of fresh, artisanal foods. Thanks to relationships with small farmers and producers throughout the Midwest, the shelves stay stocked with products that are either grown or crafted within 300 miles of the store. Even the selection of more than 200 cheeses favors American products, a fact that appealed to the Chicagoist when it named Standard Market one of the five best cheese shops In Chicago.
This local fare appears alongside items imported from abroad, but the freshest products of all are the ones made in-house. In the bakery, staff prepare more than 35 kinds of artisan breads from scratch every morning. Elsewhere, butchers dry-age beef, make their own sausages, and smoke their own bacon. The display cases even showcase pastas made from scratch with a pasta machine imported from Italy via giant slingshot.
In addition to celebrating artisanal ingredients, Standard Market also features a casual grill area where visitors can enjoy a quick meal made using the same meats and produce found on the shelves. Hearty burgers, hand-tossed pizzas, and meal-sized salads help keep hunger pangs at bay before visitors move on to inspect the shop's selection of more than 500 wines and 150 beers from every corner of the world.