My annual Save the Table feature, in which dozens of Chicago's top restaurants release New Year's Eve reservations for Chicago Tribune readers, will appear Wednesday, in print and online.
But that's no reason not to give you a little preview.
I'll have more than 150 restaurants Wednesday, but today I'm sharing the names of five restaurants that are saving you a table under the name Phil Vettel, to be claimed by the first caller asking for it. This is not a free meal or even a discount. This is just the reservation.
Each restaurant has sole discretion in determining the winning caller and may, at its option, require a deposit or full prepayment to hold the...