Daisies - Chicago
Vegetables and pastas take the spotlight at Logan Square's inimitable Daisies, a family-run endeavor from chef Joe Frillman and co. The quaint, bustling restaurant features an ever-changing menu of handmade pastas, ranging in color and style from vivid beet agnolotti with smoked trout roe to black truffle ravioli with rhubarb and cured lamb. This is all in addition to a smattering of shareable small plates, desserts, cocktails and an impressive boutique wine list that prioritizes offbeat American varietals from states like Texas.
What sets Daisies apart even further is the fact that much of the seasonal produce comes from a nearby farm run by the same family. This provides a direct link between farm and table, ensuring the restaurant maintains a sense of family, originality and locality.
There's a small patio in the rear of the restaurant, and Daisies also serves brunch.