- Bomba Estereo
Show: Bomba Estereo “This excellent combo, led by guitarist, bassist, and programmer Simon Mejia, emerged in 2005 from the electronica scene in Bogota, Colombia, and developed a frothy, propulsive take on cumbia and champeta (a kind of stew of local, African, and Caribbean styles),” writes Peter Margasak. “Mejia had been working toward this sound for some time, and lead singer Li Saumet turned out to be the key that made everything click.”
Dinner: Kith & Kin Chefs David Carrier and Andrew Brochu both worked with or under Grant Achatz at one time or another—the former first at the French Laundry, then at Trio—though there’s little that immediately brings to mind those fine-dining icons. Instead what you have is an attractive and affordable menu served in a room that suggests all of the comforts of neighborhood pubbery without resorting to the usual cliches clumsily adopted from the Irish or British. The best Chicago neighborhood restaurant of 2010.
1119 W. Webster Ave., 773-472-7070