Featuring exposed brick with travel mementos, artwork, and other curios, Gadabout feels like a quirky boutique. The name is a clue to its culinary style—free-wheeling, fun-loving, and happily unbound. The result is a carte of global flavor combos. To start, fingerling potatoes with tamarind chutney and chaat masala may just transport you to an Indian streetside cart. Corn and poblano empanadas with mango-blueberry salsa reflect the sunny savors of Latin America. The final leg of this trip will have you waxing poetic about the brown butter blondies with miso butterscotch.
This globetrotting affect extends to the cocktails, like Chicago’s favorite bitter digestive Malört in a tiki-style quencher; or heather-infused whisky recalling Scotland's rugged hills.