Sophisticated yet unpretentious, playful yet smart, Nightwood, the sister restaurant of Logan Square's farm-to-table innovator Lula Cafe, is a gem on the quiet stretch of art studio-studded East Pilsen. Chefs Jason Vincent and Jason Hammel's super-seasonal menu changes daily, so while popular dishes like the buttery, maple-sticky, crispy pig ears appear regularly, there's always something new to discover. When I last visited, a cured foie gras with Michigan fish sauce caramel, Illinois ginger, and a drop of orange sauce married exquisite richness with an incredible range of bright, tangy, pungent, and salty flavors. Nightwood also stays true to its hometown with Midwestern farm-focused ingredient list and sure-to-satisfy preparations, such as chicken thighs with housemade gnocchi in dried chili and yogurt sauce, or crisp asparagus topped with a 4-minute egg wrapped inside cream-soaked mozzarella. Exceptionally well-made house cocktails and simple, bold desserts ensure delightful surprises to start and end the meal.