Each day in December, I’m celebrating the rest of the best bites (and sips) that I didn’t get to blog about in 2013, posted in chronological order. Browse all of this year’s Best Bites, or look back at 2012’s Best Bites.
Why it’s another 2013 Best Bite: Over dinner with friends one summer evening, there was one bite that rose above the rest at this pan-Latin restaurant in River North: tortilla chips dipped into a generous bowl of roasted corn fundido. The roasted kernels received a cheesy, creamy, elotes-style treatment, but in a more refined, cob-free form with plenty of lime. Since mixologist Adam Seger runs an excellent beverage program – including quite possibly the best mojitos in the city – you’ll want to start off with a creative cocktail or two and enjoy this as your snack.
The details: Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago.