Rum, ramen and pizza will provide the season’s warmth
by Jeffy Mai@jmai Dec 6, 2016, 11:45am CST
Winter is coming and with it, the urge to stay inside and curl up under the covers when the snow starts falling. You’re going to need a lot of sustenance to make it through a six-season binge of Game of Thrones, though, because the cold (and Westoros) should not be braved on an empty stomach. Let these notable, upcoming restaurants be the impetus that gets you out of the house.
Address: 738 W. Randolph St.
The city's rum rush shows no signs of stopping as Restaurant Row will soon get in on the action. While there are Latin concepts abound in Chicago, Ronero is hoping to separate itself from the pack with chef Cory Morris (Mercat a la Planxa, Rural Society) at the helm and a speakeasy cocktail lounge on the second floor. The opening menu—inspired by Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba and Brazil—will feature traditional and iconic dishes of South America, such as Colombian fried whole snapper with coconut-cola rice and crispy plantains; and Peruvian pork shoulder cooked in banana leaf with aji pancha. Beverage director Allie Kim will complement the food with large-format Latin cocktails that are poured tableside and a curated rum selection.