Bridgeport isn't all Irish bars and Cubs-Sox rivalry. There's plenty of room for microbreweries and grass-fed burgers. The Bridgeport
enclave is now home to both, thanks to Nana, an organic restaurant that tries its best to be ethical in all things, from using only organic goods to making sure all food is locally sourced.
The handsome and bright brick-lined space might seem more at home in Lincoln Park. The menu, too, is something out of a Trixie's Southport dream bistro. Yet here it is, south of 31st Street in what's rapidly becoming the new south side.
Appetizers run around $11, with the duck confit and fava bean "Cassoulet," a spicy lamb sausage with shaved pecorino being a standout. Entrees hover near the $20 mark, the grilled boat scallops being a particularly good dish.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman