Eater's Essential Restaurants: Chicago

Eater's Essential Restaurants: Chicago

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    Ryan McCaskey and team tackle one of the best burgers in town at the bar, embark on a journey through an eight-course menu, and satisfy a sweets craving with a dessert tasting menu.
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    Katsu continues to churn out uncompromising sushi in an unassuming building on the Far North Side for a quarter-century and counting.
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    Former underground chef Abraham Conlon has reached the big time with his creative take on Macau cuisine. Try the pickle assortments and namesake "fat rice."
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    The quality of food—crispy potato hash with duck heart gravy, scrambled eggs and toast, and those damn tasty griddled burgers takes this spot passed hipster diner. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    Carriage House has brought thoughtful Southern cuisine to the Division Street bar scene. Stop in anytime now that they've begun brunch and lunch service. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    The inventive fine dining has been wowing diners from its inception. A glass-enclosed kitchen, spot-on wine pairings, and fascinating backstory only add to the draw. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    There's little doubt that Hot Doug's is the preeminent hot dog and "sausage superstore" in Chicago, perhaps even the country and world. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    When you need your fried seafood or smoked fish fix, hit this classic Chicago fish house on the Far South Side.goo.gl/qpydfn
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    Authentic Indian south of Devon can be tough to find. Throw in Nepalese,an array of curries, platters, and cocktails and you might not go back up north. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    This Southern-inspired spot has been around a while, but its new Boarding House lunch (with fried chicken) hearty brunch platters and dishes has given it new life. goo.gl/qpydf
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    The refined bar menu in a rock 'n' roll-vibed neighborhood spot with a killer beer list and fantastic parking lot patio is a great reason to hit Taylor Street. goo.gl/qpydfn
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    Sepia continues to be one of the most consistent restaurants in Chicago. Andrew Zimmerman's menus paired with an edgy beverage program makes the experience.goo.gl/qpydfn
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