BBQ chicken salad sandwich
The first floor of three-story Acme Feed & Seed (No. 45) is a modern version of a honky-tonk, serving funky Southern fare in a fast-casual model. Its new sandwich features smoked beer-can chicken salad, bacon, lettuce, tomato and white cheddar cheese on Texas sourdough and is served with chips.
New Yorker Cake Shake
Cheesecake master Junior’s (Nos. 13, 65 and 81) added the One-and-Only New Yorker Cake Shake to its menu, featuring a strawberry milkshake topped with a full slice of fresh strawberry cheesecake. All three locations also added a Reuben eggroll appetizer, with great success.
Foodgod Baked Alaska Surprise
This social media-friendly, $18 flaming dessert from Komodo (No. 29) features cake batter and strawberry ice cream, funfetti cake, cotton candy, white chocolate Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles. It was created by self-proclaimed Foodgod (and Kim Kardashian BFF) Jonathan Cheban.
Tomahawk ribeye chop
This new steak from Chicago steakhouse Tavern on Rush (No. 89) is 32 ounces of USDA-certified prime aged beef that is charcoal-grilled to order for $97. The concept also had success with its fresh Maine lobster roll, listed on the “Summer” portion of its menu for $28.95.