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The Hot List

For August 2016

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

1Federales

Like Big Star on steroids.
180 N. Morgan St., 773-831-9696 Website
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Federales Photo: Courtesy of Federales

2Leña Brava

Baja California Norte fare, à la Rick Bayless, and plenty of mezcal (as in 115 kinds).
900 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975 Website
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Leña Brava Photo: Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune
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3Animale

This fast-casual spot from the Osteria Langhe team can barely keep up with the demand for its plin (tiny hand-pinched pasta).
1904 N. Western Ave., 872-315-3912 Website
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Animale Photo: Courtesy of Animale

4Firefin Poké Shop

First big trend of summer 2016: Hawaiian raw fish salad.
10 S. LaSalle St., 312-754-0609 Website
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Firefin Poké Shop Photo: Zachary Johnston
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5Nonnina

Second big trend of summer 2016: Tony Priolo’s grandmother’s timpano, a baked pasta extravaganza.
340 N. Clark St., 312-822-0077 Website
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Nonnina Photo: Huge Galdones

6Mad Boiler

Speaking of trends, Cajun seafood in a bag has yet to peak.
1045 W. Madison St., 312-291-8182 Website
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Mad Boiler Photo: Alexander Gouletas
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7Seoul Taco Chicago

Proving that taco fillings can be as variable as pizza toppings.
738 N. Clark St., 312-265-1607 Website
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Seoul Taco Chicago Photo: Joseph Hernandez/Chicago Tribune

8The Dearborn

Just your typical American tavern food: Burrata, meze, crudo, caviar, agnolotti, and macarons.
145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242 Website
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The Dearborn Photo: Kailley Lindman

9Acebounce

After a brisk game of Ping-Pong, belly up for cool pub food by Rick Gresh, a David Burke protégé.
230 N. Clark St., 773-219-0900 Website
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Acebounce Photo: Anthony Tahlier

10SmallFry

Definition of a hot spot: open late in Logan Square for burgers, poutine, and fries.
2489 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-661-1365 Website
SmallFry Photo: Courtesy of SmallFry
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