Rivers were once a hotbed of transportation, conveying supplies, postal packages, and logs full of soggy burritos. Convey sustenance to starving stomachs with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of eclectic fare and drinks at Currents on the River.
Currents on the River, neighbor to Chicago's noble waterway, presents patrons with menus of locally sourced and internationally inspired fare created by Madonna and Van Halen's previous personal chef and served in front of wide, riverfront windows. Start digestive fiestas with the tagine chicken empanadas ($10), envelopes of spiced chicken and merguez sausage hand-delivered directly to internal P.O. boxes. Hand-held hunger-trouncers count among their troops the smoked pork bahn mi, a crusty baguette armed with Vietnamese smoked pork, pickled carrots, and chili peppers ($10. Up taste buds' cultural cache with the Moroccan vegetable stew ($12), a mound of couscous shaped to resemble the face of Sir Isaac Newton and loaded with veggies such as sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and red-mustard seed. A fully loaded dessert & drinks menu and kids' menu cater to appetites of all types and sizes.