1252 North Wells Street\r\nChicago, Illinois\r\n312.988.7811 \u00b7 salpicon.com\r\n\r\nIn a city with one of the country's largest Hispanic populations, contemporary Mexican cuisine\u2014especially in the hands of Chef Priscila Satkoff\u2014is right at home. And for customers hungry to recreate her meals at their own homes, the Salpic\u00f3n cookbook was just released in December 2008. Priscila works side-by-side with wine director/owner/husband Vince Satkoff, who has had his hands full with a dramatic remodeling poject that will be finished in the spring. Regulars, don't worry. The festive atmosphere, including art by Alejandro Romero, remains; a modern fa\u00e7ade and a new second floor with a diner-friendly wine cellar have been added. This is surely good news to Henry Bishop, Salpic\u00f3n's sommelier and a 20-year veteran of 4-star Spiaggia, who oversees the 21,000 bottle inventory. Ask him to pour a Turley 2003 Zin when you order the garlic-marinated grilled quail in ancho chile sauce.\r\n\r\nThe Stats\r\nNumber of selections: 1,466\r\nBottles in inventory: 21,000\r\nNumber of wines by the glass: 30\r\nBYO: No\r\nWine list highlights: Strong on California, Spain, Austria, Alsace, Tuscany and Piedmont. Good selection of Mexican wine, including Adobe Guadalupe and Vino de Piedra. Regional American wines as well. Verticals of Zind-Humbrecht, Angelo Gaja, Vega Sicilia, Sassicaia and Masseto; Chile's Almaviva (1996-2003). Unico dating to 1970. Gems from Haut-Brion as well as C\u00f4te-R\u00f4tie and Ch\u00e2teauneuf-du-Pape. Penfolds Grange back\r\nto 1975.