1 / 10 What:A foodie’s food court Why:Brendan Sodikoff sees your mall’s Wendy’s and Sbarro and raises you Small Cheval and a Detroit-style ’za joint. Where:900 North Michigan Shops, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Gold Coast WebsitePhoto: Tara White 2 / 10 What:The most millennial-friendly café imaginable Why:The pendant lamps provide the ideal glow for Instagramming your savory yogurt parfait. Where:2119 W. Chicago Ave., West Town WebsitePhoto: Carolina Mariana Rodríguez 3 / 10 What:Your summertime fave’s new second location Why:You will still see everyone you know here, and there’s more room for them to congregate indoors. Where:2435 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park WebsitePhoto: Bar Horizontal/Clayton Hauck 4 / 10 What:A tavern serving everything you want to eat after you’ve tipped back a few Why:Ah, that most natural of pairings: everything-spiced biscuits and White Russians Browse photos from our visit to the River West bar. Where:415 N. Milwaukee Ave., River West WebsitePhoto: Garrett Sweets 5 / 10 What:Dinner and a show, but, like, an actual show Why:Snacking on a rainbow of potato chips under a painting of Alice in Wonderland before a concert feels trippy. Check out pics from our night at the West Town spot. Where:905 W. Randolph St., West Loop WebsitePhoto: Kyle Flubacker 6 / 10 What:A stall dedicated to the wondrous egg crêpe known as jianbing Why:Take China’s most perfect breakfast food, add in some avocado and bacon, and feast. Where:Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., West Loop WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Jian 7 / 10 What:Korean tabletop barbecue, except it’s Mexican. Why:The only one to blame if your chipotle chicken is overcooked is you. Where:1523 N. Kingsbury St., Goose Island WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Bistec 8 / 10 What:Bar bites, but hold the animal products. Why:How do you feel about vegan food? Because you’re about to be seeing a lot of it. Where:1943 W. North Ave., Wicker Park WebsitePhoto: Victoria Sprung 9 / 10 What:Saks’ meat- and dairy-free respite Why:See what we mean about vegan food? Where:Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., Near North Side WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Althea 10 / 10 What:A family-run source for sweets and tamales Why:A good paleta knows no season. Where:1915 W. 19th St., Heart of ChicagoPhoto: Courtesy of Cafe Emmanuel The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now Chicago’s most buzzed-about restaurants in February By Carrie Schedler February 1, 2019, 8:00 am See the Hot List for previous months here.