14 Tropical Dishes For Escaping Winter

Illustration by Elliot Salazar.
Another winter, another day in "Chiberia." When it comes to our weather, some believe that January’s the worst — it's cold and dark, and we're all suffering from post-holiday blues. But, the true seasonal despair really sets in when February rolls around. The calendar may say spring is near, but we know better. February in Chicago can really test your winter will.

Luckily, even if you don't have the luxury of jet-setting to Acapulco or the Bahamas, you can still channel more temperate climates without leaving town. We scoured the city’s top restaurants for the most tropical, exotic, beach-inspired dishes, which will transport you to a warmer place — at least for a meal.