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Burke’s Bacon Bar, where all the sandwiches have some kind of bacon, is coming this summer to the James Hotel.
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10 places everyone’s talking about—and dining at—in June. In order of heat:
SIENA TAVERN Celeb chef/partner Fabio Viviani spends more time in L.A. than Chicago, but the wall-to-wall scenesters either don’t know or don’t care. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322
GRACE Yeah, it’s pricey, but it’s probably still cheaper than going away for the weekend. 652 W. Randolph St., 312-234-9494
SWEET BABY RAY’S SMOKEHOUSE BOURBON & BEER It’s easier to score a seat at Wrigley Field than at this new ’cue hive just one block south of the ballpark. 3478 N. Clark St., 773-975-7427
RELATED: Browse pics of the game day crowd on Seen on the Scene
THE BOARDING HOUSE Only Alpana Singh could part with her opening chef a few months in and draw more crowds. 720 N. Wells St., 312-280-0720
RELATED: Browse pics of The Boarding House’s almond financiers, salmon, and other goodies on our photo blog What Penny Eats, browse photos of the weekend crowd on Seen on the Scene, and read our review
HOMESLICE Because nothing says good pizza like a log cabin with two bathrooms containing 209,000 pennies. 938 W. Webster Ave., 312-789-4600
SUMI ROBATA BAR “Robata does not mean everything is skewered.” Thanks for clearing that up, Chef Kato.702 N. Wells St., 312-988-7864
RELATED: Browse pics of Sumi Robata Bar’s tofu panna cotta, shishito peppers, and other goodies on our photo blog What Penny Eats
BRINDILLE Carrie Nahabedian opens a sexy French bistro in River North—time to invest in frog’s legs. 543 N. Clark St., 312-595-1616
LITTLE GOAT DINER Rumor has it the mysterious goat’s head at Wrigley was some sort of tribute to Stephanie Izard. 820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455
RELATED: Browse pics of Little Goat’s crispy shrimp, kimchi pancake, and other goodies on our photo blog What Penny Eats
MILT’S BBQ FOR THE PERPLEXED Even if you don’t like the food—doubtful—you might do better here than on JDate. 3411 N. Broadway, 773-661-6384
RELATED: Browse pics of Milt’s BBQ’s combo platter, apple turnovers, and other goodies on our photo blog What Penny Eats
EARTH + OCEAN Rodelio Aglibot, the Food Buddha, preaches nirvana through Filipino adobo pork belly. 125 Randhurst Village Dr., Mount Prospect, 847-398-3636
RELATED: Browse pics of Earth + Ocean’s Tamal Amuse, wings, and other goodies on our photo blog What Penny Eats