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Five fabulous Thanksgiving sides recipes from Chicago chefs

Fresh cranberries (Photo ©2009 by Leah A. Zeldes)

Fresh cranberries. (Photo by Leah A. Zeldes.)

Of course, you’re serving turkey for Thanksgiving. But what else? Chicago chefs have some great ideas.

  1. Carrot and cranberry borscht, Zed451, River North.

  2. ‘Especially Good’ sweet potatoes, Whole Foods Market.

  3. Butternut squash polenta, City Provisions, Ravenswood.

  4. La calabeza rellena, oven-roasted acorn squash stuffed with artichokes, green peas, chile de arbol, mushrooms and saffron rice, Las Palmas, Wicker Park.

  5. Brussels sprouts with bacon and prunes, Bistrot Zinc, Gold Coast.