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The Hot List

For June 2018

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

1Big Star Wrigleyville

Could this across-from-the-ballpark newcomer (see “Wrigleyville’s Dining Scene Has Been Reborn”) be even hotter than the Wicker Park original? Yep.
3640 N. Clark St. Website
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Big Star Wrigleyville Photo: Sandy Noto

2Mordecai

Not feeling Big Star? There’s rare whiskey and risotto a few doors down (see “Wrigleyville’s Dining Scene Has Been Reborn”).
3632 N. Clark St. Website
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Mordecai Photo: Jeff Marini
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3Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

The Brooklyn-ification of Milwaukee Avenue continues with this NYC import’s beachy drinks and shuffleboard courts. Browse photos of our visit.
1750 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website
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Chicago restaurant Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Photo: Alex GZ

4Big Jones

Paul Fehribach gave his 10-year-old restaurant a face-lift, but he didn’t dare touch the fried chicken.
5347 N. Clark St. Website
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Big Jones Photo: Courtesy of Isabelli Media Relations
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5Fisk & Co.

Pescetarian charcuterie alert: They make shrimp mortadella.
225 N. Wabash Ave. Website
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Fisk & Co. Photo: Ben Macri

6Murray Bros. Caddyshack

It’s like Bill and his siblings took over a TGI Fridays and gave it a golf theme.
9546 Balmoral Ave., Rosemont Website
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Murray Bros. Caddyshack Photo: Courtesy of Murray Bros. Caddyshack
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7Shore Club

Everything a thirsty urban beach bum could need—namely, a machine that makes frosé.
North Avenue Beach, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr. Website
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Shore Club Photo: Iron & Honey

8The Lunchroom

The chic boutique Space 519 makes a play for ladies who lunch with an in-store café.
200 E. Chestnut St. Website
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The Lunchroom Photo: Nathan Kirkman

9Lucy’s

The food truck added a storefront, so you don’t have to brave the elements for fried chicken sliders.
1043 N. California Ave. Website
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Lucy’s Photo: Tim McCoy

10Angry Pig Tavern

The third restaurant in the former Trenchermen space in a year—maybe burgers from the former chef at Bridge House Tavern will make this one stick.
2039 W. North Ave. Website
Angry Pig Tavern Photo: Courtesy of Angry Pig Tavern
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