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David Lissner
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Friday food porn: The artful ovum

A poached egg turns into a Latin work of art at Boka in Old Town, with a wreath of fried masa cakes, salsa verde, dollops of house-made queso fresco, black bean chips and jicama-nopales salad, $11.

Friday food porn: Egg-stra special

Scotch eggs at SmallBar Division in Ukrainian Village feature pork sausage wrapped around hard-cooked eggs, deep fried and served with confited garlic aioli. $5.

Friday food porn: Eat it raw!

Milk-fed veal tartar, topped with a raw quail egg and served with anchovy aioli, $15, at Untitled in River North.

Friday food porn: Let’s have a date!

Datiles con jamon, dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with applewood-smoked bacon, served with apple cider reduction, $6 or $12, at People Tapas Lounge in Wicker Park.

Friday food porn: Sweet porking

At Sable Kitchen & Bar in River North, Chef Heather Terhune simmers bacon, onions, garlic, brown sugar, vinegar, maple syrup and brewed coffee until it becomes a savory jam, which she serves with creamy brie cheese and toasted baguette slices, $13.

Friday food porn: Wing ding!

Organic chicken wings with a sweet, Asian-style glaze and a sprinkling of sesame seeds, $8, at Deuce’s Beer & Burger Burger Bar in Wrigleyville. The wings also come barbecue- or Buffalo-style, with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dip.