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The Hot List

For December 2017

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

1Gibsons Italia

Gibsons goes Italian in the West Loop—and goes big, too, as in multilevel with a roof deck bar.
233 N. Canal St. Website
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Gibsons Italia Photo: Kailley Lindman

2Somerset

George and Amal Clooney would look oh-so-right at this comfortably glam American newbie. Read more about this “All American Club.”
1112 N. State St. Website
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Somerset Photo: Jeff Marini
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3Devereaux

Somerset’s rooftop lounge, with its classic cocktails and stunning views, makes an ideal spot to wait for your table. Browse photos of our visit.
1112 N. State St. Website
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Devereaux Photo: Christine Domino

4Marisol

The modern food at the MCA has more twists and turns than an Escher staircase. Take a look at Marisol’s roast chicken at What Penny Eats.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 205 E. Pearson St. Website
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Marisol Photo: Jeff Marini
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5Regards to Edith

An homage to Chicago culinary originals—chicken Vesuvio, Italian beef, shrimp de jonghe—hits the West Loop.
326 N. Morgan St. Website
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Regards to Edith Photo: Jackie Gillum

6Prairie School

If all 110 seats are taken at Regards to Edith, have a seasonal cocktail downstairs to tide you over. Read more about the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired bar.
326 N. Morgan St. Website
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Prairie School Photo: Jeff Marini
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7L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

Where you can eat fancy chocolates and drink them, too.
609 N. State St. Website
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L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates Photo: Dana Hong

8Todos Santos

The mezcal bar at Quiote is still in the basement, but now it has a name—and its own bartender and cocktail list.
2456 N. California Ave. Website
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Todos Santos Photo: Jay Schroeder

9Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage

This fast-food magnet in Palos Heights—around since the 1980s—finally takes a giant step north.
157 W. North Ave. Website
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Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage Photo: Courtesy of Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage

10BBQ Supply Co.

Jared Leonard (Budlong) crammed an Ole Hickory Pits smoker into the kitchen of the former Yusho space in Hyde Park, and the rush for ribs is on.
1301 E. 53rd St. Website
BBQ Supply Co. Photo: Jared Leonard
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