West Loop Salumi
Many chefs have started making their own charcuterie, but Greg Laketek has the only USDA-certified salumeria in Illinois, so he’s able to butcher his meat, dry-age it at room temperature and sell it to restaurants and grocery stores around town. Laketek’s commitment to using the best ingredients possible (Berkshire pork, Alba truffles he hand-picked in Italy, fennel pollen, top-rated Barolo wines) pays off with soft, pungent salumi that packs a powerful punch.
1111 West Randolph, (312)255-7004, westloopsalumi.com
Best of Chicago 2013