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New Eater Heat Map; Sneak Peek at the Bedford; More!

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This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

EVERYWHERE—Want to know where to eat right now? The Eater Chicago Heat Map was just updated, listing some of the hottest spots in Chicago at the moment.

WICKER PARKThe Bedford won't open likely until early May, but we got a sneak peek—and they're using some pretty amazing reclaimed materials from the former MB Bank that used to live there.

EVERYWHERE—The James Beard Award nominees came out earlier this week and Chicago had a pretty solid showing, with the Girl & The Goat getting a nod for best new restaurant in the country.

LINCOLN PARK—Despite the number of other burger joints popping up, Duchamp chef Allen Sternweiler is working on his own place. But it has a twist; it's also a bit of a butcher.

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE—Following a short closure, Bite Cafe re-opened this week with a brand new look and a brand new chef.