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The April Hit List: Giant, Kasama, Big Jones, and More


To celebrate the recent James Beard Award nominations for Chicago, we’re making April the month of Beard explorations. (The actual awards will be held on June 13 in our great city.) That means we’ll be spending this month devouring Jason Vincent’s bucatini with bacon and anchovies at Giant; enjoying a pristine, multi-course menu at Kasama; and digging into a stack of buttermilk pancakes at Lula Cafe. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out some spectacular new spots too, so below you’ll also find a new ramen restaurant specializing in beef bone broth and a spot where you can satiate your empanada cravings on the go. We hope you’re hungry. This is your April Hit List.