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The Hot List

For September 2015

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

1Bar Siena

Because Randolph Street needed another craft beer/small-plate/artisanal pizza feeding frenzy.
832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775 Website

Related: Browse photos of the West Loop bar on Seen on the Scene.
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Bar Siena Photo: Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

2Cherry Circle Room

Play billiards, bocce, or shuffleboard on your way to dinner—sort of like on a cruise ship.
CAA Hotel, 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-792-3515 Website
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Cherry Circle Room Photo: Clayton Hauck
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3C Chicago

The fish come by the pound, the River Northers come in droves.
20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882 Website

Related: Read more about C Chicago in our review.
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C Chicago Photo: Jeff Marini

4Prime & Provisions

Where hordes of corporate suits exercise their corporate cards.
222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777 Website

Related: Check out the fried chicken at Prime & Provisions on What Penny Eats and read more about the restaurant in our review.
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Prime & Provisions Photo: Nathan Michael
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5Taste of Thai Town

One mile west of Arun’s—same owner—but worlds apart in pricing. Take the whole family.
4461 N. Pulaski Rd., 773-299-7888 Website
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Taste of Thai Town Photo: Lenny Gilmore/RedEye

6Local Foods

With more than 27,000 square feet for their wholesale and retail wares, farmers are having a field day.
1427 W. Willow St., 312-432-6575 Website
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Local Foods Photo: Jeff Marini
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7The Windsor

Chef Todd Stein relives his childhood with smoked trout dip and saltines.
160 E. Huron St., 312-943-7777 Website
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The Windsor Photo: Monica Kass Rogers

8Das

The German beer hall the Radler hatches a fast-casual sib—right around the corner—for German street food.
2855 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-276-0270 Website
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Das Photo: Nathan Sears

9The Blanchard

Also known as Foie Gras Central.
1935 N. Lincoln Park West, 872-829-3971 Website
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The Blanchard Photo: Anna Knott

10Cafe Spiaggia

After a stunning revamp, CS proves 30-year-olds can be sassy again.
980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750 Website

Related: Check out Café Spiaggia’s gran farro soup and other goodies on What Penny Eats.
Cafe Spiaggia Photo: Jeff Kauck
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