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The Hot List

For January 2017

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

1GT Prime

Shareable steak: Clearly, we have reached the final frontier of small plates.
707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305 Website
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Chicago restaurant GT Prime Photo: Jeff Marini

2The Barn

Amy Morton, of the Morton steakhouse dynasty, opens her own meat palace.
Rear 1016 Church St., Evanston Website
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The Barn Photo: John Konstantaras/Chicago Tribune
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3Bad Hunter

Executive chef Dan Snowden wants you to eat your veggies.
802 W. Randolph St., 312-265-1745 Website
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Bad Hunter Photo: Jeff Marini

4Entente

We don’t know of another restaurant in town that boasts offal and vegan food on the same menu.
3056 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-206-8553 Website
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Entente Photo: Matthew Meschede
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5Bar Lupo

Because Hubbard and Rush Streets don’t have a monopoly on scene-y Italian food.
217 W. Huron St. Website
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Bar Lupo Photo: Kristan Lieb/Chicago Tribune

6Rylon’s Smokehouse

Barbecue joints are opening in Chicago at the speed of light.
67 E. Cermak Rd. Website
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Rylon’s Smokehouse Photo: Courtesy of Rylon’s Smokehouse
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7Knife

Yet more proof that Chicago can’t have too many steakhouses—this one in underserved Lincoln Square.
4343 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-799-8283 Website
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Knife Photo: Courtesy of Knife

8Spilt Milk Pastry

This bakery/café’s secret weapon: peanut butter chess pie.
103 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park Website
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Spilt Milk Pastry Photo: Courtesy of Spilt Milk Pastry

9Cafe Tola

Nothing like a few flaky empanadas to help you forget Hot Doug’s was ever on this corner.
3324 N. California Ave. Website
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Cafe Tola Photo: Ashley Thompson

10NaKorn

Is pan-roasted whitefish with fennel ash really Thai? Fans don’t seem to care.
1622 Orrington Ave., Evanston Website
NaKorn Photo: Courtesy of NaKorn
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