Craving beignets, live music and authentic New Orleans food? Well no need to travel to New Orleans just go to Ina Mae Tavern in Wicker Park. We were excited to find out chef Brian Jupiter brought a taste of New Orleans to Chicago! Sunday thru Thursday they have happy hour specials from 9-10pm on mixed specialty cocktails, fried chicken and char grilled oysters. They also have live music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Ina Mae is located at 1415 N. Wood St.
We've recently discovered S.K.Y. in Pilsen and we are hooked! Chef Stephen Gillanders blew us away with his creative dishes. He wanted to open up a restaurant in LA but life took him to Chicago where he worked at Intro Chicago as the executive chef for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises restaurant. He opened up S.K.Y. to showcase what he learned in his travels through Asia and other parts of the world. We recommend trying the cornbread madeleines, the black truffle croquettes, the hamachi sashimi and the fried chicken. Everything had a very unique taste and we can't wait to go back soon to try more. S.K.Y is located at 1239 W. 18th St.