Where: Elizabeth, Chicago
4835 N. Western Ave.; 773-681-0651; elizabeth-restaurant.com
Why Regan is amazing: Her exquisite Nordic-style cooking highlights Midwestern ingredients (acorn puree, pickled crab apples, wild greens, cured bear meat). It’s fascinating, beautiful, rustic and modern all at once.
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Born: Merrillville, IN, 1979