Photo courtesy of Hey Love
Photo courtesy of Hey Love

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The January Hit List: Hey Love, Cafe Olli, Dame, and More


New year, new restaurants. After another tough year of mandates, closures, and restrictions, dining out has become a little more normalized with vaccine card requirements, easy-breezy takeout models that have been honed since early 2020, and glorious, all-weather outdoor patios to cater to all comfort levels.

Even through everything over the past two years, new restaurants have continued to open, and old restaurants have continued to flourish. Beloved brunch spot Sweedeedee expanded into dinner, old favorite Woodsman Tavern returned from the dead, and tropical cocktail spot Hey Love is still killing the cocktail game. Where should you eat this month? We’ve got it in our January Hit List.