Because they aren't serving cocktails on top of the Willis Tower.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Feel instantly transported to South America at Cabra, a West Loop newcomer on the 12th floor of the highly anticipated Hoxton Chicago. Vibrant and colorful textures fill the bright, airy space, which offers a lively dining experience every day of the week.
So who’s there?
Friends and families at brunch and in the early evening, followed by dates as the night wears on.
How are the drinks?
Lee Zaremba's cocktail list honors South American culture through three categories of classic Peruvian cocktails: Chilcanos, Sours, and Tonics. Stephanie Izard’s husband, Gary Valentine, steers a beer list of predominantly Midwestern options, and sommelier Cassie Sakai curates a wine program that focuses on South American varietals, including about a dozen by-the-glass options.
Worth ordering something to eat, too?
You can take the girl out of Girl and the Goat, but you can’t take the goat out of Stephanie Izard’s culinary vision. Such is the case with Cabra (which means “goat” in Spanish), Izard’s newest restaurant, which honors her travels throughout Lima and throughout Peru. Sample bright, shareable plates that capture the flavors of these regions, from chicken thigh anticucho (with peanut chimichurri and yuzu cilantro) to pork shank (with pickles, plums, and sweet potato flatbread). The menu here emphasizes seasonal ceviches and tiraditos, too, which guests can watch being made to order at the six-seat ceviche bar.
Did the staff do you right?
This is part of Boka Restaurant Group; translation: above-par service from start to finish.
Wrap it up: what are we coming here for?
Bring a date for a lively night on the town, or grab a group of friends and sample the variety of Izard’s plates. Brunch is a hit, too—between skyline views, lush greenery, and ample daylight, it almost guarantees good weekend vibes.