Kids, friends, neighbors—everyone seems to adore Daisies, and what’s not to love? With its tiny, hardworking kitchen, clean, mid-century modern design and decidedly affordable prices, this local charmer can do no wrong.
Pastas reign supreme in this house, and there’s even a smattering of gluten-free options. Other fun, delicious specialty dishes, like the house onion dip or fried mushrooms with cheese curds, show off the kitchen’s playful side, along with more thoughtful creations like tajarin with chicken crackling, or mezzaluna stuffed with fermented squash and lamb. Veggie treats like braised leeks offer such intense flavor, you won’t miss the meat. Finally, a thoughtful wine list celebrates domestic regions, including some from home state, Illinois.- MICHELIN guide inspectors