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The Hot List

For April 2018

10 places everyone’s talking about and dining at
(in order of heat)

1Bar Biscay

A Spanish brasserie from the people who mastered Mediterranean seafood at MFK. Browse photos from our visit to this West Town spot.
1450 W. Chicago Ave. Website
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Bar Biscay Photo: Huge Galdones

2H Mart

You can fill up your grocery cart with kimchi—and your stomach with bulgogi—in the city’s first location of the Korean superstore. Check out pics from our trip to the popular grocery chain.
711 W. Jackson Blvd. Website
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H Mart Photo: DS Shin
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3Marz Community Taproom & Kitchen

The cans from this Bridgeport brewery are works of art, so it’s no surprise that its taproom will feature rotating artists’ installations.
3630 S. Iron St. Website
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Marz Community Taproom & Kitchen Photo: Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

4Old Habits

Inside the new bar Ludlow Liquors is this sister restaurant, which serves up french fries with gravy and Filipino-style egg rolls to go with your whiskey sour.
2959 N. California Ave. Website Next
Old Habits Photo: Nick Murway
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5Tied House

Now that this restaurant attached to Schubas is finally open, dinner and a show is a two-in-one proposition.
3157 N. Southport Ave. Website
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Tied House Photo: Austin Isaac Peters

6Sleeping Village

The bar scene in Avondale is officially wide awake (see “Sleeping Village Keeps the Party Going All Day”). Take a look at photos from our night out.
3734 W. Belmont Ave. Website
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Sleeping Village Photo: Christopher Dilts
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7Veggie Grill

Because vegetarians need chain restaurants, too.
614 W. Diversey Pkwy. Website
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Veggie Grill Photo: Marcin Cymmer

8Eris Brewery and Cider House

Chicago has breweries. And cideries. But this is its first-ever brewery-cidery. View photos from our outing to the Irving Park taproom and restaurant.
4240 W. Irving Park Rd. Website
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Eris Brewery and Cider House Photo: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune

9Next of Kin

This fast-casual health food mecca takes over the space last occupied by Lyfe Kitchen, another fast-casual health food mecca.
625 Davis St., Evanston Website
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Next of Kin Photo: Bridget Clauson

10Chicago Magic Lounge

It’s more about the tricks than the drinks. But it’s still charming. Find out more about this magic bar.
5050 N. Clark St. Website
Chicago Magic Lounge Photo: Daniel Boczarski
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