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The Hot List

For March 2018

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

1Sushi-san

Not sure what’s louder: the conversations in the dining room or the thrumming of the ’90s hip-hop soundtrack.
63 W. Grand Ave. Website
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Sushi-san Photo: Zoe Rain

2Marchesa

Cushy booths, plentiful wine—hey, girls’ night out just got planned for you.
535 N. Wells St. Website
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Marchesa Photo: Dima Sobko
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3The Warbler

The people who brought you the lovable neighborhood restaurant Gather bring you yet another lovable neighborhood restaurant right next door.
4535 N. Lincoln Ave. Website
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The Warbler Photo: Kailley Lindman

4Fort Willow

Like a treehouse for grownups, the kind of hideout where you can eat fluke crudo while sitting on a swing. Browse photos from our visit.
1721 N. Elston Ave. Website
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Fort Willow Photo: Neil Burger
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5Taylor Gourmet

Philly-style hoagies, straight outta D.C. Go figure.
1 N. Dearborn St. Website
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Taylor Gourmet Photo: Kailley Lindman

6Half Sour

A deli where chopped liver and lox share menu space with avocado toast and kombucha.
755 S. Clark St. Website
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Half Sour Photo: Nicole Piekarz
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7Red & White Wine Bar

The city’s top shop for natural wines finally lets you do some serious bottle exploration in-house.
1861 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website
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Red & White Wine Bar Photo: Courtesy of Red & White Wine Bar

8S.K.Y.

This Pilsen charmer is even better now that it’s got a liquor license.
1239 W. 18th St. Website
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S.K.Y. Photo: Courtesy of S.K.Y.

9Streeterville Pizzeria & Tap

Three pizza spots have occupied this address in almost as many years. Perhaps this thin-crust option will stick.
355 E. Ohio St. Website
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Streeterville Pizzeria & Tap Photo: Courtesy of Streeterville Pizzeria & Tap

10Tempesta Market

The logical next step for the cured-meat fanatics behind Nduja Artisans Salumeria is to start selling sandwiches.
1372 W. Grand Ave. Website
Tempesta Market Photo: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune
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