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The Big District burger at the former District, 667 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, came with two quarter-pound Angus patties, Merkts cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and onion rings, with a side of house Parmesan fries.
The salmon al carbon at Mesa Urbana ($17) features grilled wild salmon, caramelized mango, green papaya and avocado creme fraiche.
Disotto’s beef tartare ($13) comes with chopped egg, capers and house-made salt and vinegar chips. 22nd Century Media File Photo
The Sauced Deluxe pizza includes the restaurant’s five cheese blend served with toppings galore, including Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, red onions and green pepper.
Taco de carne asada ($3) at The Trendy Taco in Wilmette contains tender skirt steak, onions and cilantro. 22nd Century Media File Photos
Roast saddle of rabbit comes with a cherry pain perdu, “lost bread,” with mustard sauce and fresh cherries and carrots at George Trois in Winnetka.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
1:07 pm CST January 4, 2017
Among the keys to a vibrant culinary scene is having a solid mix of longtime restaurants with newer establishments opening up to keep things fresh.