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The Hot List

For May 2018

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

1Radio Anago

Sushi by Brendan Sodikoff. What more do you need to know?
226 W. Kinzie St. Website
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Radio Anago Photo: Tara White

2Punch Bowl Social

Where you can follow up a bucket of gluten-free fried chicken with karaoke and bowling. Browse photos of our night at the West Loop spot.
310 N. Green St. Website
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Punch Bowl Social Photo: Amber Boutwell
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3Octavio

Upscale Mexican food in Andersonville has been a bust before (recall Cantina 1910). Maybe the second time’s the charm.
5310 N. Clark St. Website
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Octavio Photo: Kristen Norman/Chicago Tribune

4Stefani Prime

Two generations of Stefanis, all of whom are in the restaurant business, join forces for a suburban steakhouse.
6755 N. Cicero Ave., Lincolnwood Website
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Stefani Prime Photo: Ethan Jollie
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5Old Grounds Social

Jason Paskewitz (Blanchard) surfaces again, this time proffering slushy cocktails and smoked chicken.
950 W. Wrightwood Ave. Website
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Old Grounds Social Photo: Courtesy of Old Grounds Social

6Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue

The 40-year-old River North institution decamps to Streeterville.
465 E. Illinois St. Website
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Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue Photo: Nick Kindelsperger/Chicago Tribune
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7TriBecca’s Cubano

This Revival Food Hall pop-up from the crew behind Honey Butter Fried Chicken has a single obsession: the perfect Cuban sandwich.
125 S. Clark St. Website
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Chicago restaurant TriBecca’s Cubano Photo: Rachel Brown Kulp

8Kite String Cantina

Three-cheese taquitos. Boozy horchata. Guajillo ranch dip. It ain’t authentic, but who cares?
1851 W. Addison St. Website
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Kite String Cantina Photo: Courtesy of Kite String Cantina

9Dog Haus Biergarten

A California-based hot dog chain tries to make inroads in Chicago. That takes moxie.
2464 N. Lincoln Ave. Website
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Dog Haus Biergarten Photo: Courtesy of Dog Haus Biergarten

10Pilates + Coffee

Exactly as advertised: half hipster coffee shop, half Pilates studio.
144 W. Roscoe St. Website
Pilates + Coffee Photo: Courtesy of Pilates + Coffee
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