You resolved to save money this year by cutting back on your dining expenses, but let's face it: A sack lunch or frozen dinner just doesn't do it when you're hungry — especially when you also happen to live in a foodie city like Chicago. Not to worry, though — there is a way to eat well without going broke. First stop: the liquor store. Next, one of these quaint-yet-delicious BYOB restaurants — that'll allow you to leave with a full stomach and wallet.
Since Chi-town is such a cultural melting pot, we sourced eight completely different ethnic eateries guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Burrito on the brain? Buena Vista's Mexican fare sure does pair well with a nice Corona. Or, how about authentic gems like Andalous for Moroccan or Habana Libre for Cuban — seriously, these chefs could turn an ordinary meal into a culinary adventure. So, bookmark this list for the next time you think you can't afford a night out. Just don't forget to stock the liquor cabinet.