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20 Best New Restaurants (Cover Story) – Chicago is world-renowned for its culinary scene—home to some of the most significant chefs in America and stomping ground for the next generation of influencers. With such a food-friendly landscape, a plethora of new places have popped up—some good, others outstanding. Helping Chicagoans decide where to dine, Chicago magazine’s team of dining critics deliver this year’s list of best new restaurants. The feature ranks the top 20 newcomers to have opened since last April.

Ready, Set, Nato! – The $55 million NATO summit is taking over downtown Chicago for two days in May. Here’s your cheat sheet to what it all means—including where to go or shun, as you please.

Politics – Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, Foursquare check-ins, oh, my! How Rahm’s social media use stacks up.

Fashion – Get a jump-start on summer style with the latest in sandals and sunglasses trends.