When it gets really cold out, there are nights when you just want to sit at a bar, have a cocktail, and eat simple, but really good Italian food. Red Rabbit in the North Loop is the place just for that. Start with the meatballs or sausage and peppers, along with the ricotta, honey, and black pepper toast, before choosing from a variety of pastas and pizza. The Yukon Gold pie, which is topped with fontina, pancetta, and a runny egg, is our favorite, but it’s hard to go wrong. If you’re craving a burger instead of Italian food, their burger spot, Red Cow, is also only a block away.