Savoring every last moment of gluttony before your 2015 diet plan kicks in? Us, too. Send off 2014 with a few of Chicago’s most decadent, splurge-worthy meals while you still can.
Bottlefork’s Rich Man Po’ Boy oozes luxury.
Where decadence meets luxurious ingredients, Bottlefork's Chef Kevin Hickey offers a tantalizing, gut-busting lobster roll-esque creation. The calorie-dense sammie includes a buttery, toasted brioche bun slathered in foie gras, creamy lobster salad, and crispy oysters that have been fried to golden-brown perfection. Wash it down with a draft beer or craft cocktail such as the gin-based Satan’s Whiskers. 441 N. Clark St., 312-955-1900
The Chef's Board features a 32 oz. bone-in ribeye.
At new fire-themed hotspot Oak + Char, choose between two colossal, market-priced chefs boards. For a major beef fix, opt for the 32 oz. bone-in ribeye, which is accompanied by a pair of roasted marrowbones and sauce Périgueux. 217 W. Huron, 312-643-2427
Take a peek at the cheesy Slayer.
More chili-cheese fries than burger, this heart-stopping monstrosity is arguably the legendary Kuma's Corner's most intense offering on the menu. The Slayer is served in a heap of fries, chili, cherry peppers, and Monterrey Jack that smothers the 10 oz. patty. If that scared you off, then try the Burger of the Month; December's is the Churchburn burger made with a 10 oz. patty, spanish chorizo, sriracha, and sweet potatoes. 2900 W. Belmont Ave., 773-604-8769
The Monkey's Paw.
If you want to go big for brunch, swing by farm-to-table spot The Monkey's Paw for an extra-indulgent riff on eggs Benny spotlighting thick, tender slabs of braised pork belly sitting atop maple bread pudding, which offers a sweet note to the otherwise savory dish. A couple of poached eggs and a generous pour of creamy hollandaise, and you’re looking at an imminent—albeit delightful—food coma. 2524 N. Southport Ave., 773-413-9314