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Creative Comfort Fare

December 19, 2013

Chicago is, at the end of the day, a food town that’s all about the heart and soul, so it’s really no surprise that gorgeous mid-century styled newcomer Range hit it straight off the bat, with its combination of locally-sourced, farm-raised fare, and a diverse but dedicated gluten-free policy. Some may scoff at the dietary limitation, but a meal at this candlelit Lincoln Park diner will impress even the most avid wheat-eaters.

Featuring the bounty of the surrounding heartland, Range names the local farms from which it sources produce and meats, cooking up shareable delights like the pumpkin bites with poblano cream and aged Monterey jack, and tenderloin medallions with mushrooms, blue cheese, dates and almonds. Signature gluten-free flatbreads like the caramelised-pepper bacon with brussels sprouts and olive oil are early fan favourites, while large format plates include the 8-hour pulled pork with apple mustard, and indulgent buttermilk fried chicken with smoked gouda waffle and maple-thyme butter sauce. Seasonal cocktails make use of local liquors (try the ‘Falling Up’ with Letherbee Autumnal gin, MI cherry liqueur, crème de violette and flamed lemon peel), or make the gluten exception and indulge in one of the many local craft beers. Free range and fabulous!

1119 W. Webster / Lincoln Park / +1 773 549 5747 / lunch & dinner daily, weekend brunch /