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The Hot List: 10 places everyone’s talking about and dining at in April in order of heat

Chicago’s most-buzzed-about restaurants this month

Maude's Liquor Bar
Maude’s Liquor Bar

PARIS CLUB What do you get when you cross Jean Joho with the Melman brothers? Pig’s feet bonbons, apparently. 59 W. Hubbard St.; 312-595-0800. More on Paris Club »

MAUDE’S LIQUOR BAR Remember the Blizzard of 2011? Come November, we expect Maude to be the hot name for baby girls. 840 W. Randolph St.; 312-243-9712. The Chaser Amalie Drury’s night out at Maude’s »

LEOPOLD If it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving poutine de merguez, you’re probably drunk. You’re also in luck. 1450 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-348-1028. More on Leopold »

BISTRONOMIC We thought the name of this place was OMG. That’s what everyone says on the way out. 840 N. Wabash Ave.; 312-944-8400. Read Chef Martial Noguier’s thoughts on his vision for Bistronomic »

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE See that wee chandelier in the dining room? Only undersized thing in the whole place. 300 N. LaSalle St.; 312-329-1800. Pollack’s first impression of Chicago Cut »

BISTRO ONE WEST St. Charles calls itself the Pride of the Fox. When B1W’s riverside patio opens this summer, the nickname will become clear. 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles; 630-444-0600. Read our first look at Bistro One West »

GRAHAMWICH The Earl of Sandwich must be kicking himself. 615 N. State St.; 312-265-0434. VIDEO: Watch the chef make a halibut BLT »

DAVANTI ENOTECA An hour-and-a-half wait—every time. Don’t you people ever go home? 1359 W. Taylor St.; 312-226-5550. Read our review »

BAUER’S BRAUHAUS It hasn’t exactly rescued German food, but this dirndl fest has got legs. 45 W. Slade St., Palatine; 847-991-1040

BIA FOR MIA Possibly hotter than tickets for Next is the return of Mel Markon’s sweet-and-sour cabbage soup. 1147 W. Grand Ave.; 312-226-0312. Take a peek at Bia for Mia’s Spicy Caper Burger on What Penny Eats »


Photograph: Anna Knott


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