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Friday, October 29, 2010

This Week in Food & Drink: What's New

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Mike Sula gets the uncanny feeling he’s dining among Van Gogh’s potato eaters at Andersonville’s Vincent, where chef Joncarl Lachman (HB Home Bistro) has turned the former La Tache into a dark Dutch boite and in addition to eclectic contemporary American dishes is serving the food of his heritage, from maatjesharing shots of genever (aka Holland gin) to zaansemosterdsoep (mustard soup) to a $25 three-course prix fixe Dutch meal. Anne Spiselman checks out Davanti Enoteca, Francesca honcho Scott Harris’s new Taylor Street spot, where you can order wine by the glass, quartino, or bottle or opt to select one from the retail list for a $7 corkage fee. And Kristina Meyer finds that Old Town’s Chicago Q, a posh new place from barbecue competition vet Lee Ann Whippen, is more than holding its own in a suddenly crowded field, offering excellent Saint Louis-style spare ribs and baby backs, first-rate Kobe beef brisket, and a whiskey list that's a "boozy amusement park" for bourbon and rye drinkers.

In the listings are recommended restaurants in Andersonville, including Antica Pizzeria, helmed by Spiaggia vet Mario Rapisarda; relative newcomer Mista, a BYO spot serving lasagna, wraps, and cracker-crust pizzas including a killer pesto number with fresh mozzarella; and well-known favorites such as Pasticceria Natalina, Great Lake, In Fine Spirits, and Hopleaf.

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