June 1, 2012
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley lives in Arizona but has already visited this River North spot (300 N. LaSalle St.), which opened in October 2010, at least seven times. "Sir Charles" -- who tends to order the New York Strip Steak, corn and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon -- once told ESPN 1000's "Waddle & Silvy" show: "That's my place. The food is great. The atmosphere is great. ... If they don't give me a good table (tonight), I'm going to buy that place and fire everyone."