The Hot List: 10 places everyone’s talking about and dining at in August in order of heat

CUMIN This hip urban Indian spot has the trendoids in a tailspin: no charcuterie, no small plates, no craft beers. 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-342-1414

THE PORTAGE Quay Tao, a savvy Tizi Melloul vet, turned Portage Park into an overnight sensation. 3938 N. Central Ave.; 773-853-0779

GILT BAR Now that the restaurant curse at this address has been broken, anything can happen at Wrigley Field. (Just kidding.) 230 W. Kinzie St.; 312-464-9544

RUXBIN Goofy recycled décor and anything-goes food combos work magic these days. So does a BYO policy. 851 N. Ashland Ave.; 312-624-8509

CHILAPAN The family at this family-run Mexican BYO makes the customers feel like family, too. It’s irresistible. 2459 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-697-4597

FRANKS ’N’ DAWGS Franks? Puhleeze. They’re haute dogs designed by celeb chefs, and Lincoln Parkers love ’em. 1863 N. Clybourn Ave.; 312-281-5187

BAKER BOYS Two days in, the fourth-grade boys at Ravinia School called BB’s brownies the best ever. 733 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park; 847-433-0430

BLACK DOG GELATO Pistachio. Vanilla malted. Roasted red pepper. Lemon chocolate chip. Coconut hazelnut. We don’t care how many flavors that ice-cream company has. 859 N. Damen Ave.; 773-235-3116

M BURGER How far do Tru’s coattails extend? At least half a block for at least eight hours every day. 161 E. Huron St.; 312-254-8500

ARIPO’S At the rate Oak Parkers are scarfing down arepas at this colorful Latin café, Hemingway’s hometown might want to consider becoming sister cities with Caracas. 118 N. Marion St., Oak Park; 708-386-1313

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