Photo courtesy of Chikatana
Photo courtesy of Chikatana

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The July Hit List: Chikatana, Ms. Biscuit, Little Wild, Shang Noodle, and More


It’s officially SummertimeCHI, and our favorite restaurants are dutifully rolling out frosé and every kind of patio seating. The city’s first all-vegan ice cream shop is here, and after two years, Woodlawn’s favorite diner-style breakfast joint is back slinging buttery biscuits. Meanwhile, the West Loop is getting into all sorts of late-night revelry. So yes, and yes, and yes.

Without further ado, head to Little Wild, the Ace Hotel’s new rooftop bar for late-night good times, or snack on Mexican street food at newcomer Chikatana till midnight. Slurp handmade Chinese noodles at Shang Noodle at a more reasonable hour, or wolf down authentic jerk chicken at St. Bess Jerk in Norwood Park.

It’s all here, and much more, in your July Hit List.