Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Longman & Eagle

Description

Contemporary regional American.

Region
Central
City
Chicago
State
IL
Restaurant URL
longmanandeagle.com
Menu Link
http://www.longmanandeagle.com/eat/dinner/
Wine List Link
http://www.longmanandeagle.com/drink/wine/
Phone Number
(773) 276-7110
Wine List Description
“Taste is the most important factor, but we most often lean heavily towards sustainable farming practices, small production levels and estate-run properties,” says Elana Green, innkeeper and wine buyer.
Perfect Pairing
Zabuton of Slagel Family Farm Beef, Lobster Tater Tots, Creamed Edamame, Abalone Mushrooms with a Zingara Sauce paired with Domaine de Cristia’s 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. “The earthy, leathery red fruit goes spectacularly with the beef, mushrooms and sauce,” says Green. While the recipe is top secret, the Wild Boar Sloppy Joe with Forlorn Hope’s 2006 Mil Amores from Calistoga, California would be great for its exotic spices and firm tannins. The Portuguese varieties used in the wine lend themselves to spicy, hearty cuisine.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Wild Boar Sloppy Joe features crispy sage, onion and pickled jalapeño."
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Dusted Valley 2009 Petite Sirah (Columbia Valley)
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Philippe Bornard 2008 Ploussard La Chamade (Arbois Pupillin)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/May-2010/Grilled-wild-boar-loin-with-cannellini-bean-Uccelletto-Style/
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Restaurant Recipe: Grilled Wild Boar Loin with Cannellini Bean, Uccelletto Style
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http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/September-2009/Long-Island-Pairings/
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Long Island Pairings
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