We don't see much Creole or Cajun in Chicago, so to have such a good New Orleans po'boy here is something. To have it tweaked out with kimchi and peanuts and turned into cute little sliders is killer. I could probably pound 20 of them and not realize it. gtoyster.com.
Chef Graham Elliot surveys his hometown's restaurant scene and names the 10 defining dishes, including "fat boy" waffles with bacon maple syrup and an elegant carrot dish made with every part of the vegetable, including the tops.—As told to Heather Shouse