That's why we'd like to introduce Farmerie 58, which shares your devotion to keeping River North evenings as fresh as possible. Launching Wednesday in the former Republic Pan-Asian space, it's taking things more pan-Midwest.
You'll hear those foodie buzzwords here—"local, sustainable and organic"—but don't confuse that with simplicity. Chef William Alexander, a vet of Emeril's in New Orleans, knows how to "bam!"—think Pesto-Crusted Black Cod with Smoked Cheddar Grit Cakes and Grass-Fed Ribeye with Truffle Fries.
If you're in the mood for serious dining, head upstairs for sushi at the stainless steel raw bar, or get a table in the adjacent dining room for a heartier multi-course meal.
And when the agenda calls for a simple after-work beer-and-burger plan, stay on street level. Grab a window seat while pondering a lengthy list of craft brews—though you may be tempted by the Farm Girl's Gatorade (X-Rated Liqueur, Midori, mint and Sprite).
It may not have many electrolytes, but it sure sounds replenishing.