OK, so I mentioned that I am in Chicago for a few days. Well, part of my plan is to have at least one meal a day at a local place that at least has a charcuterie board on the menu. Yesterday I arrived in town in the morning and was able to stop by the wonderful Eataly for lunch and dined on a nice chef’s choice platter of fine Italian cured meats and cheeses, with a nice side salad. It was yummy.

Next on my list are…

FF: West Loop Salumi

About West Loop Salumi:

“West Loop Salumi opened in 2013 as Illinois’ first USDA salumeria. Salumiere Greg Laketek trained in Italy under the famous Massimo Spigaroli only to keep to his Itallian roots and the salumi traditions. West Loop Salumi dedicates itself to the West Loop neighborhood, where it resides in Chicago. Using old world Italian meat curing traditions and recipes gives West Loop Salumi a unique niche to the American salumi and charcuterie industry. We pride our selves on the quality of our ingredients, casings, procedures, and especially the quality of our meat.”

West Loop Salumi is located at 1111 W. Randolph St. in the great city of Chicago, IL USA.

FF: Steadfast

About Steadfast:

“Steadfast brings an innovative, upscale, chef-driven restaurant concept from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group to the Chicago Loop at The Kimpton Gray Hotel. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Financial District and steps away from Chicago’s Theater District, critics rave that Steadfast is elevating the Loop’s dining scene.  Clients and Coworkers alike will love the bustling lunches and happy hour or appreciate a quality dinner at Steadfast.”

Steadfast is located at 120 West Monroe Street in the Windy City – Chicago, IL USA.