The little spud that could, the under-appreciated tater tot, is enjoying a coming out party.
February 2 is National Tater Tot Day and River North's Fedora Lounge (712 N. Clark St) is celebrating with a weeklong celebration that brings tots to center stage.
Each day this week features a different $7 tater tot dish:
Monday: Tachos -- think nachos but with tots instead of chips.
Tuesday: Buffa-Tots -- tots tossed in hot wing sauce with shredded chicken and sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles and scallions.
Wednesday: Tot-za -- margherita pizza featuring tots as the crust and homemade vodka tomato sauce.
Thursday: Arti-Tot Skewers -- tots add a twist to Fedora's artichoke fritters and homemade moji sausage, skewered and served with red pepper remoulade dipping sauce.
Friday: People’s Choice Tots -- Visit Fedora's Facebook page and submit your own "tot-cipe." A winner will be chosen and featured on Friday.