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Wilmette’s Convito Cafe & Market features a popular spring dish — risotto allo champagne e fragole ($14) — that includes classic risotto ingredients along with strawberries, champagne, cream and Parmesean. Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media
The veggie quesdilla ($9.95) at Winnetka’s Once Upon A Bagel includes cheese, spinach, onion, mushroom and tomato, a great option for those avoiding meat during Lent or trying to eat lighter meals this spring. Jacqueline Glosniak/22nd Century Media
The linguini with clams and shrimp ($14.95-$24.95) is a Lent special at Highland Park’s Bluegrass restaurant. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media
The Curragh’s homemade chipotle black bean burger comes with quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers, spices, roasted red pepper, aioli, Chihuahua cheese, tomato and lettuce on an onion bun. Chris Pullam/22nd Century Media
The Grilled organic salmon, sold at House 406, will satisfy taste buds with its light and fresh flavors of the spring season. Sarah Haider/22nd Century Media.
The linguini with clams and shrimp ($14.95-$24.95) is a Lent special at Highland Park’s Bluegrass restaurant. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media
Quick Bites: Editors select spring eats from area restaurants
12:12 pm CDT March 23, 2017
Chicagoland may have gotten hit last week with last-minute winter weather following an unseasonable snow drought, but believe it or not, this past Monday was the official first day of spring.