From breakfast to booze, these are the best dishes and drinks we had this year at Chicago restaurants and bars

What a delicious year we had, Chicago. We’ve visited new restaurants, spent late nights drinking our way through cocktail menus and came up with our own bar crawls. We returned to some of our favorite haunts and hung out at breweries and beer bars to find the 100 best dishes and drinks of the year. To the chefs and bartenders of Chicago, we salute you. Use the checklist to see how many dishes you’ve had from this year, and maybe get some inspiration as to which of Chicago’s restaurants should be your next stop.

Porcellino agnolotti at il Porcellino

One of the best pasta dishes we ate in a year of superlatives, this porcellino agnolotti comprises pillows of pasta stuffed with slow roasted pork and prosciutto brodo, topped with a creamy citrus– and sage-packed sauce. Simple, cozy perfection. $16.95.