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This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
AROUND TOWN—It's time for that wonderful event where Americans pay attention to the world's most popular sport only once every four years—the World Cup. Here are the best bars and restaurants to catch all the footballing action over the next month.
AVONDALE—Trying to get to Hot Doug's before it closes in October? Owner Doug Sohn tells you all about the lines—which can be as long as four hours—and some hilarious stories.
LINCOLN PARK—There's finally something happening in the former home of Charlie Trotter's. Moto/chef owner Homaro Cantu is spearheading a nonprofit named "The Trotter Project" that will use an indoor garden, a "first of its kind" restaurant rating system, and special events to educate the community and carry on the Trotter legacy.
AROUND TOWN—Six new restaurants opened this week. There's a few interesting ones, such as the former chef at the Publican's first spot on his own.