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Chicago is a hot dining destination, so be sure to make your reservations early if you want to experience some of the best restaurants while attending this year's NRA Show. Some of the country's best chefs and operators have opened buzzed-about new spots in the Windy City. This week, Restaurant Hospitality takes a look at 12 of the most notable.
2956 W. Lawrence Ave.
This intimate 34-seat storefront 20 minutes from the city’s Gold Coast is chef-owner Chris Nugent’s personal statement on market-driven contemporary food. Formerly of the more luxurious Les Nomades, he offers two tasting menus, 8 or 12 courses, still classically inspired but often featuring unexpected combinations. He plans to keep it BYO so that guests can either bring favorite wines from home or buy some at nearby wine shops.