It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every few months, we'll add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months) or have stepped up their game. And keep in mind, this list is presented in no particular order.
This time around, we're making changes based on word on the street, plus the things readers have been talking about both in the comments and on the tipline. That said, Purple Pig and HB Home Bistro are coming off.
Coming aboard are Frontera Grill, Rick Bayless' timeless Mexican template spawning numerous spinoffs, and Trencherman, the Wicker Park charcuterie-haven with a fine dining edge from the Sheerin brothers.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.