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The May Hit List: Apolonia, Kapitan, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Fiya, and More

A flurry of openings and reopenings, the greening of the trees, and the recent expansion in vaccine eligibility has us…

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The quesataco at Taquizo.

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The April Hit List: Taquizo, Andros Taverna, SoJu BBQ, House of Fire, and More

In a Hit List edition fitting for spring, several new restaurant openings lend some much-needed hope for brighter days ahead.…

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The fried chicken at Big Jones.

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The March Hit List, Lunch Edition: La Josie, Big Jones, Johnnie’s Beef, and More

Whether your preferred lunch is handheld or knife-and-forked, sauced and messy or a bit more refined, these spots have mastered…

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All Together Now has mastered takeout spreads, among its many to-go options.

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The February Hit List: Virtue, All Together Now, Taqueria Chingon, and More

By the time we reach gray, frigid February, it can be hard to remember what Chicago looks like on a…

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Deep-dish pie from Ruth's Panmade. // Photo courtesy of Ruth's Panmade Pizza

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The January Hit List: Ruth’s Panmade Pizza, Split-Rail, Carver 47 and More

With 2020 finally drawing to a close and a COVID-19 vaccine in our sights, winter already feels a little brighter.…

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Galit's top-notch cocktails are now available in bottled form.

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The December Hit List: Galit, Royal Grocer, Trivoli Tavern, Big Kids, and More

As we enter a holiday season unlike any other, restaurants continue to show their resiliency, dreaming up clever pivots, four-season…

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Niu B's "cherry blossom," with avocado wrapped around spicy tuna.

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The November Hit List: Queen Mary’s Tavern, Evette’s, Reclaimed, Niu B, and More

To help stem the fall wave of COVID-19, the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County once again announced the…

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Lasagne at the Village.

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The October Hit List: Italian Village, Imperial Lamian, Marie’s Pizza, and More

Fall is in the air, but there’s still time to hit up your favorite patios — bundled in a few…

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Don't miss the roti flatbread at Moti Cafe.

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The September Hit List: Pizza Lobo, Mama Delia, Moti Cafe, Kasama, and More

As this beautiful (weather-wise) yet bizarre (everything else-wise) summer gives way to fall, we’re counting on several more weeks of…

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BiXi Beer, Testaccio, Ella Elli, Soul Shack, and More: Now on the Resy Hit List

Even as Chicago restaurants navigate the ongoing slew of COVID-era challenges, they’re still finding plenty of ways to feed us…

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