Bucktown|Chicago: My Top 10 Food + Drink Picks

Cleos (^): Good 'old fashion bar food/friendliest staff/brilliant specials/
Coast (^): BYOB (go to Olivia's or Red & White for wine + beer)/great sushi for 'beginners' selection/love the spicy miso/
Maproom (^) : Best beer selection in the city/free BBQ on weekends with the purchase of a pint/International Night draws a crowd of more free food lovers (not me)/
Bluebird (^): So, the food still hasn't won me over - but nothing beats their fries with curry ketchup and a great glass of wine or mircobrew/love the interior/
Club Lucky (^): Throw-back Italian joint/we love to eat at the bar/don't miss the jukebox or the antipasto plate/
Violet Hour (^): Go early, go on weeknights/Order the dark and stormy
Mado (^): New BYOB joint/focus is on seasonal ingredients/ever-changing menu = no culinary boredom/

Tocco (^): Modern Atmosphere/comfort + contemporary Italian food/
Irazu (^): This little Costa Rican joint is a total gem/BYOB (go to Red & White across the street)/I always get the steak w/ shredded cabbage, beets, plantains and Costa Rican rice/
Duchamp (^): Favorite new place/impeccable design - food & interior/lovely service/