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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.
2853 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chef Matthias Merges, a long-time sous chef at Charlie Trotter’s, presides over this totally different street foods-influenced concept in the regentrifying Logan Square neighborhood. He manages to incorporate complex flavors into tasting and shareable portions of grilled ingredients, from whole quail to peekytoe crab to sea urchin. Asian flavors are especially prevalent.