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Wildfire’s Wine & Spirits Director Brad Wermager 

What to order: The Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Wildfire BBQ Ribs
What to drink: Try the M. Chapoutier ‘Belleruche’ Rosé because the Grenache and Syrah grapes in this wine offers ripe strawberry and subtle spice notes that complements both the sweet and spicy components in the Wildfire BBQ sauce. The Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel also pairs well with this because the smoky and spicy elements in the ribs are balanced out and perfectly matched with the jammy red and black fruits and subtle peppercorn flavors in the Zinfandel.
What to order: Cedar Planked Salmon
Wildfire cedar planked salmon
What to drink: Try the Cambria “Katherine’s Vineyard” Chardonnay because the stone fruit and buttery richness of the wine will balance out the dense texture and natural oils in the fish. I also would pair the Elouan Pinot Noir because the soft tannins, high acidity and juicy red fruit flavors complement the salmon.
These items are available at Wildfire Lincolnshire and Wildfire Glenview. A select list of wines are available to pair with your Wildfire carryout order. Order carryout or delivery from Wildfire. 

Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago’s Kat Hawkins, Sommelier

What to order: The Alaskan King Crab Legs

Crab Legs and Wine at Shaw's

What to drink: The decadent buttery Rombauer Chardonnay.

What to order: Yucatan Fish Tacos

Shaw's Yucatan tacos

What to drink:  It’s true, nothing pairs better than tacos and tequila. Order up Shaw’s Signature Select Patron Barrel Margarita Kit with your taco order. Click here to purchase Shaw’s DIY cocktail kits. 

Osteria Via Stato’s Dave Johnston, Beverage Director

What to Order: Short Rib with whipped potatoes and roasted tomatoes

short rib from osteria via stato

What to drink: Barolo, made from the Nebbiolo grape is rich, has high acidity and bold tannins which pairs well with a rich braised beef short rib. Try the Franco Molino Barolo “Cascina Rocca” 2014.

RPM Steak’s Wine Director, Richard Hanauer

What to Order: RPM Steak Frites

RPM Steak ribeye

What to Drink: 2013 Bergadano Barolo. Pairing red wine and steak is virtually foolproof. One of my favorite indulgences is an Italian wine – particularly one from Piedmont or Tuscany – with any selection from RPM Steak’s beef program. Many of the steaks at RPM are either dry-aged or grass-fed, giving them more earthy tones, which is a common trait of Italian wine, too.

The wood-grilled ribeye cap in the Steak Frites is so full of flavor that it needs an intense wine full of tannin and acidity to balance. Enter: Barolo. This wine hails from outside of Turin, Italy and is made from the Nebbiolo grape, similar to Pinot Noir in body but with more tannin and rusticity.

Order carryout and delivery from RPM Steak here. 

Big Bowl’s Wine & Spirits Director Brad Wermager 

What to Order: Sesame Chicken

big bowl sesame chicken

What to drink: Hess Select Chardonnay. This Chardonnay offers bright citrus and tropical flavors to match well with the sesame crust and white meat chicken. If you’re more into red, the Bridlewood Pinot Noir offers a natural acidity, soft tannins and strawberry fruit flavors that pairs well with the sesame chicken.

This pairing is available at Big Bowl Lincolnshire and Edina. Order now from Big Bowl in Lincolnshire. Order now from Big Bowl in Edina.

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