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Chicago's 14 Hottest Restaurants; Best Ramen in Town; More

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


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AROUND TOWN—It's time again to name Chicago's 14 hottest restaurants, and this month's new additions are RPM Steak, Xoco Wicker Park, and Salero.

AROUND TOWN—You know how trendy ramen is, but do you know the best? Eater's guide to Chicago's best ramen aims to help.

HUMBOLDT PARK—Have you seen what Brendan Sodikoff has done with the iconic California Clipper? See the photos and read about the new beverage program and upcoming cigar shop here.

WEST LOOP—Another Sodikoff spot, Green Street Smoked Meats and the adjoined High Five Ramen, is so busy and sometimes confusing to people that the general manager sat down for a chat with Eater.