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Vera Chicago

1023 W. Lake St. (N. Carpenter St.) Send to Phone
Spanish-leaning wines and sherries, artisan cheeses and Spanish sharable plates from Mark and Elizabeth Mendez.
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Dining room at Vera Chicago, Chicago, IL

Vera Chicago Restaurant Review

: Mark and Elizabeth Mendez (ex-Carnivale) opted to go it alone with this rustic West Loop Spaniard, a wine bar with warm wood details, exposed brick walls and Edison bulb lighting. Then there’s the walnut-topped bar, which turns out not just Spanish wines but a notable selection of sherry. Whether you opt to customize cheese flights, zero in on the rabbit and duck chorizo paella or order the bread service---which comes with garlic, duck crackling and sea urchin butters---remember to also consider anchovies with garlic chips and celery leaves; marinated sardines with grapefruit and pine nuts; and black cod with clams, butifarra and saffron broth.

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