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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.
BLT American Brasserie
500 W. Superior St.
Renowned executive chef Laurent Tourondel’s new brasserie (not affiliated with the BLT restaurant group in New York and elsewhere where Tourondel formerly worked) has made a splash here. Menu descriptions are deceptively simpler than the dishes, which include sandwiches, sushi, steaks and desserts such as the passion fruit crepe souffle. Chicago-based designer Jordan Mozer redesigned the former Brasserie Ruhlmann space and made it much more inviting.