So my swingin' hot friend Michael made his way over to Otom (951 W. Fulton Market, 312-491-5804) this weekend, and he reported back that this slightly cheaper sibling to Moto (945 W. Fulton Market, 312-491-0058) is living up to its hype.
While I was a little distraught that he didn't order the famed mac 'n' cheese (baked with truffled white cheddar and double-smoked bacon and chives, mmmmmmmmmmm), he still managed to make my mouth water with his choices: a perfectly tangy Chinook salmon cerviche with citrus bubbles, chili, cucumbers and wonton chips; an offbeat jambalaya made with braised chicken, Jasmine rice, spicy crawfish and andouille; and a savory, seared boneless quail with pickled bok choy and maple-soy glaze.
Portions, of course, were small, yet filling. And being the big-time party boy he is, he needed just enough sustenance to keep him running for the night . . .
Got any good stories of a good nightlife or dining outing this weekend? Feel free to let us know.