My preference for cuisine leans toward the unconventional ethnic fare. I'm very grateful to have like minded friends who  share my passion for unique flavors. They have shown me the side of the Windy City that deviates from the typical Michigan Avenue offerings to tourists. Chicago is quite an anomaly in the midst of Mid West's love affair with chain restaurants. You certainly won't find savvy Chicagoans eating at Applebees, when there is a perfectly distressed looking Spanish restaurant right down the street. I'm especially fond of a little place called Ñ. It's modest (perhaps even a bit run down) but has become my ATF. It's a difficult task to make a good Mojito; I'm usually disappointed when I make the order at much higher end bars. Ñ makes a nearly perfect Mojito. Paired with their ceviche, it's deliciously palatable.