Brendan Sodikoff

AGE: 33
OCCUPATION: Chef and entrepreneur

The master of cross-pollinating hipster dining with nightlife, Sodikoff is suddenly Chicago’s reigning trendsetter. Riding the success of Gilt Bar, the Doughnut Vault, and Maude’s Liquor Bar, he’s launching a diner (Au Cheval), followed by a steak house (Bavette’s) and a pizza joint.

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Photograph: Anna Knott