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The Hot List

For August 2017

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

1Proxi

Refined Sepia just got a sassy new sibling. Think globally inspired street food cooked over an open fire. Browse photos of our Secret Supper event at the new restaurant.
565 W. Randolph St. Website
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Proxi Photo: Paul Strabbing

2Split-Rail

Zoe Schor’s (Ada St.) American cuisine means anything from chips and dip with caviar to charred octopus with chorizo. Read more about the Humboldt Park eatery.
2500 W. Chicago Ave. Website
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Split-Rail Photo: Julia Weeman
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3Daisies

Joe Frillman’s (Balena) pastacentric spot has a lock on local produce: His brother Tim is a farmer just north of the city. Find out more about the new Logan Square restaurant.
2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website
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Daisies Photo: Neil Burger

4Noyane

Not just any rooftop bar, this one has sake, sushi, and a perfect view of the Mag Mile. Check out photos of our visit.
Conrad Chicago, 101 E. Erie St. Website
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Noyane Photo: Neil Burger
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5Sal’s Trattoria

On a street crowded with strollers and families, casual Italian hits the sweet spot.
2834 N. Southport Ave. Website
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Sal’s Trattoria Photo: Courtesy of Sal’s Trattoria

6Lucky Fish on Shermer

A fun Highwood seafood joint finds a whole new fan base in Northbrook.
1349 Shermer Rd., Northbrook Website
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Lucky Fish on Shermer Photo: Courtesy of Lucky Fish on Shermer
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7Nutella Cafe

How many ways can you serve Nutella? Clearly, enough to support an all-day café. Take a look at our visit on opening day.
189 N. Michigan Ave. Website
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Nutella Cafe Photo: Courtesy of Nutella Cafe

8Clever Rabbit

This veg-, gluten-, and dairy-conscious rookie hedges its bets with a griddled double cheeseburger.
2015 W. Division St. Website
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Clever Rabbit Photo: Eric Kleinberg

9The Albert

Proving that casually elegant dining, sans tasting menus, is alive and well. Check out The Albert’s Calabrian chile campanelle at What Penny Eats.
Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario St. Website
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The Albert Photo: Kevin Miyazaki

10Marshall’s Landing

At last, our epic furniture mart has a stylish lounge for cocktails and snacks.
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Website
Chicago restaurant Marshall’s Landing Photo: Neil Burger
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