1 / 10 BOLTWOOD It may not be Publican North, but Boltwood’s chef/owner, Brian Huston, says Publican’s cuisine is what he knows. 804 Davis St., Evanston, 847-859-2880Photo: Brady Huston 2 / 10 OSTERIA LANGHE You have to love a menu that describes its snail dish as “slow food.” 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582Photo: Alan Kimrey/Pixmission 3 / 10 PARACHUTE No one understands the name—not even the owners. The mung bean pancake stuffed with pork belly, however, makes perfect sense. 3500 N. Elston Ave., 773-654-1460 Related: Find out why Parachute made this year’s Best of Chicago list.Photo: Anna Knott 4 / 10 MOXEE UIC students keep mistaking this all-American kitchen and brewery for a lecture hall. 724 W. Maxwell St., 312-243-3660Photo: Kaitlyn McQuaid/Redeye 5 / 10 HIGH FIVE RAMEN Beware the spice levels. “Regular” means “pain, suffering, and sweating.” 112 N. Green St. Related: Read more about this recently-opened ramen spot.Photo: Courtesy of High Five Ramen 6 / 10 RAMEN-SAN This ramen craze is all the proof you need that man was not meant to eat with chopsticks. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-377-9950Photo: Jeff Marini 7 / 10 EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD Let the cool kids crawl all over River North while you relax with white tablecloths, fresh fish, and live music drifting in from the bar. 521 N. Rush St., 312-595-1114 Related: View photos of the grouper at Eddie V’s and other goodies in What Penny Eats.Photo: Leslie Jones 8 / 10 CRAFT PIZZA Talk about a Wicker Park crowd pleaser: bagels in the morning and pizza the rest of the day. 1252 N. Damen Ave., 773-442-7238Photo: Hilary Higgins/Redeye 9 / 10 MAX’S WINE DIVE Before you mock the idea of fried chicken and Champagne, try it. Or order a Lagunitas and mock away. 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-661-6581Photo: Courtesy of Max’s Wine Dive 10 / 10 BROWN BAG SEAFOOD CO. Trendy fish sandwiches to go is the new black in Lakeshore East. 340 E. Randolph St., 312-496-3999Photo: Courtesy of Brown Bag Seafood Co. Chicago's 10 Hottest Restaurants in August Try Parachute, Craft Pizza, Brown Bag Seafood, and ramen places aplenty this month. By Penny Pollack August 6, 2014, 12:47 pm Related Content The Liquid Hot List: August 2014 July 2014 Hot List Best New Restaurants 2014 Click the thumbnails below to launch the gallery.