1 / 10 LEGHORN CHICKEN In the competition to see who can sell out fastest on opening day, this Ukie Village joint clocked in at 90 minutes. 959 N. Western Ave., 773-394-4444Photo: Potluck Creative 2 / 10 THE WINCHESTER No oysters, no sweetbreads, no designer burgers. No attitude, either. Just awfully good, unfussy food. It’s like a miracle. 1001 N. Winchester Ave., 773-698-8703 Related: Find out why this restaurant came in at No. 9 on our Best New Restaurants list.Photo: Clayton Hauck 3 / 10 BOKA After a 33-day redo, Boka has a new look (eclectic), a new chef (Lee Wolen), an all-new contemporary menu, and the same old crowds. 1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune 4 / 10 KINMONT Ten points for knowing the name has something to do with fly-fishing. Bonus points for wandering off Hubbard Street. 419 W. Superior St., 312-915-0011 Related: Read about the restaurant that took the No. 7 spot on this year’s Best New Restaurants list.Photo: Anthony Tahlier 5 / 10 TÊTE CHARCUTERIE Like a wine list, TC’s menu gives sausages by country of origin. No mention of nose, mouthfeel, or finish, though. 1114 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1178 Related: Read all about the meat-centric restaurant here.Photo: Courtesy of Tête Charcuterie 6 / 10 CELLAR DOOR PROVISIONS This tiny café takes “from scratch” so seriously that you wouldn’t be surprised to see a cow and a butter churn out back. 3025 W. Diversey Ave., 773-697-8337Photo: Courtesy of Cellar Door Provisions 7 / 10 GREEN STREET SMOKED MEATS From Randolph Street, turn south onto Green Street. If there’s no line for the ’cue, it must be after 2 a.m. 112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431 Related: Read our dining critic’s first impressions of Green Street Smoked Meats on our photo blog, What Penny Eats.Photo: Courtesy of Green Street Smoked Meats 8 / 10 NICO OSTERIA Outsmart the crudo-loving dinner mob and duck in any morning for a kouign amann—an amazing puff pastry treat. Thompson Hotel, 1015 N. Rush St., 312-994-7100 Related: Read more about one of Chicago’s best new bars.Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune 9 / 10 42 GRAMS Not a fan of online ticketing? For food this good, you should get over it. 4662 N. Broadway, 42gramschicago.comPhoto: Courtesy of 42 Grams 10 / 10 LAO SZE CHUAN Tony Hu says that lao means “authentic” or “always.” Thought it meant “everywhere,” didn’t you? 1633 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8989Photo: Courtesy of Lao Sze Chuan The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now The Winchester, Leghorn Chicken, Lao Sze Chuan, and more places everyone in town wants to try this month. By Penny Pollack May 12, 2014, 11:26 am Related Content May 2014 Liquid Hot List April 2014 Hot List Best New Restaurants 2014 Click the thumbnails below to launch the gallery.