Restaurants and bars across the country are taking over restaurants in their hometowns.
What are the most popular spots?
And how can you get your local chef to join them?
And what else are you waiting for?
Politico is reporting on what is coming to your hometowns in February, including food, entertainment and craft beer.
In Chicago, chef and restaurateur Paul Chang is opening a new, $1 million restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.
It’s called Madame Bovey, and the first meal will be served on February 7.
He’s been cooking for over 30 years and is one of the original mad cooks in the Chicago area.
His menu includes dishes like fried squid ink, the most delicious squid ink in the world, and a spicy pork tongue.
“It’s just a really exciting time for me,” Chang said in an interview with Politico.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Chicago renaissance.”
The menu features more than 100 dishes, and Chang has been working to make sure all the dishes are delicious.
It will be one of Chicago’s first Mad Chef Restaurants, but the idea has already caught on in other places.
“The restaurant was designed with a different style than other restaurants in the area,” Chang told Politico.
The menu will include dishes like the signature beef-steak burger, a classic Chicago dish with beefsteak, sauerkraut, bacon, onions and mayo, along with more vegetarian options.
“We’ll be working with the Chicago Culinary Institute and Chicago-based restaurants to bring those dishes to the market,” he said.
Chang has also been working on a new beer, a new wine and a new cheese-and-wine bar called Mad Wine Bar.
“Mad Wine Bar will be our first beer and wine bar,” Chang revealed.
“There’s a lot of great craft beer around the world that has great flavors.
Mad Wine is going to be the perfect complement to the restaurant.”
There are also plans to expand Mad Wine into a new building in the South Loop neighborhood, and he’s looking for a restaurant owner to help take care of the business, and provide a sense of community for the restaurant and the neighborhood.
“One of the main goals is to build a vibrant, welcoming, open-minded neighborhood in Chicago,” Chang explained.
The new restaurant will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“My goal is to open it every day, and to get it all open,” he added.
“If you want to get a sense that there’s a new food scene, the Mad Wine will be a perfect venue for that.
I want to have this kind of neighborhood vibe.”
Chang said he’s also looking to bring in more international food.
“Chicago has always been an important market for international chefs,” he explained.
“That’s why I want Madame Bova to have a French influence in the restaurant as well as in the food, as well.”
Chang has a good track record with Chicago-style food.
He opened his first restaurant in 1999 in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
He then opened a second restaurant in 2009 in the Merchandise Mart and in 2012, a third restaurant in the Loop.
He has been featured on Food Network’s Chef Showdown and Food Network Magazine.
Chang also runs a restaurant called La Casa de la Bovarias in Chicago.
“A lot of people think of Chicago as a foodie city,” he told Politico, “but I feel like there’s really a culinary community out there.
It just doesn’t have the same feel of a traditional Chicago restaurant.”