Taste 222 - Chicago
Many folks claim they support local and small businesses, but the husband-and-wife team behind Cleveland Avenue truly stand behind their words. Don and Liz Thompson--founders of the Chicago venture capital and consulting firm named after the street where they grew up--invest in food, beverage and restaurant concepts they showcase at their restaurant Taste 222.
Situated in the bustling Fulton River District neighborhood, the sleek restaurant is a popular hangout for those who work and live in the neighborhood. There's live music, deejays spinning on the regular and a sport-bar lounge with an enormous screen for guests to watch games.
Taste 222 is open for breakfast through dinner with offerings ranging from Belgium waffles topped with roasted peaches to prosciutto-wrapped filet mignon.