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Chicago May Be the New Tapas Capital of America

January 19, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slew of new outposts in the Windy City are slinging the finest Iberian-inspired small plates this side of Seville.

 

Among the enduring hipness of Wicker Park, Black Bull exists as a portal to a highly traditional experience — if you’re from the south of Spain. The interior space is lined with all the trappings of Andalusia: Moorish tiling adorns the walls, jamoneras and large chalices of tonic-imbued gin crowds the bar space.

 

The Chicago restaurant scene is most commonly associated with classic steakhouses, deep-dish pizzas and cutting-edge molecular gastronomy. If you’ve enjoyed the trademark fare here, you know the reputation is well-earned. But a growing number of kitchens in the Windy City are approaching an alternative aliment with an equal degree of acumen. It’s something you might not expect. Something Spanish, to be precise. Along the Lake, you’ll now find a slew of outposts slinging the finest Iberian-inspired small plates this side of Seville. This is a tapas town. And here are the restaurants to prove it.

Among the enduring hipness of Wicker Park, Black Bull exists as a portal to a highly traditional experience — if you’re from the south of Spain. The interior space is lined with all the trappings of Andalusia: Moorish tiling adorns the walls, jamoneras and large chalices of tonic-imbued gin crowds the bar space.

 

 By BRAD JAPHE 

 

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/chicago-tapas-restaurants-new

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