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


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WICKER PARK—This week, Rick Bayless unleashed his first new restaurant in Chicago in since 2010. Xoco Wicker Park is larger and more relaxed than the original in River North, with a full bar, many craft beers, and brunch.

AROUND TOWN—The latest edition of the Eater Chicago drinking heatmap hit the wires, including new spots the Lagunitas Taproom, Red Lion Pub, and Henry's Swing Club.

WESTERN SPRINGS—Vie, the best restaurant outside the city, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this week. Chef/owner Paul Virant chatted about the ups, downs, and his upcoming spot Vistro.

CHINATOWN—Chinatown can be overwhelming, so the Eater Chicago Chinatown guide shows you the best of the best and what to order.