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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.
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One of only a handful of fine-dining restaurants to hit the Chicago scene recently, Acadia offers everything from a signature Stonington lobster pie in the dining room to classic lobster rolls and burgers at the bar. Chef-owner Ryan McCaskey said the time and the location, in the regentrified South Loop not far from McCormick Place, are right as the economy continues to recover. He plans to expand his global wine list to fill his 2,600-bottle cellar in the near future.