Big Bowl - Lincolnshire
Vibrant flavors explode in nearly every dish at this fun, festive eatery, part of a small chain within the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises empire. Big Bowl grinds peanuts for the peanut sauce, chops fresh chilies for the spicy dishes and rolls the shrimp summer rolls fresh twice a day. The spicy food is truly spicy and the hot-and-sour soup, which starts with house-made pork broth, is among Chicago's best. Don't miss the zingy, house-made ginger ale. Other locations include Ohio Street and Cedar Street in Chicago and Schaumburg.
More on Big Bowl at the Dining Chicago blog.