Bad Hunter - Chicago
Who knew vegetables could be so intriguing and sexy? Bad Hunter, one of the few West Loop restaurants where you may indulge in full meals all day, slickly boasts a "vegetable-forward" concept that attracts even the most hardcore carnivore.
That also means, of course, that the menus are hyper-seasonal as produce and herbs play a major role in the dining experience. They change every day, which means that one excursion you'll find wood-grilled carrots and on the next it'll be all about butter dumplings topped with charred cabbage.
Whatever the case, think of Bad Hunter as an opportunity to explore vegetables presented in a thoughtful, creative manner. And for those who must have meat, it is found in smaller portions: Think crudo for seafood, pate for lamb, and skewers for red meat and poultry.
The cocktail menu mirrors the food; it also changes daily.