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Restaurant Experts Offer Chicago's Headline Predictions for 2015

As 2015 fades into 2016, Eater surveyed a group of critics, writers, and all around experts for their take on the past year. We asked them eight questions: from Top Standbys to Top Newcomers, from Best Meals to Restaurants Broken Up With. All answers will be revealed—cut, pasted, unedited and unadulterated—by the time we pop the cork on 2016.

What headlines could Brendan Sodikoff create in 2016 after opening a cafe in a Restoration Hardware in 2015?
What headlines could Brendan Sodikoff create in 2016 after opening a cafe in a Restoration Hardware in 2015?
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What are your headline predictions for 2016?

Penny Pollack, Chicago Magazine: River North ground shifts due to glut of steakhouses

Michael Nagrant, RedEye: Graham Elliot Appointed Alderman. Brendan Sodikoff Takes A Vacation Day. Local Food Writer Caught Paying for Meal with Their Own Money. John Mariani Dubs Chicago's Location of Olive Garden Absolutely Superb. Rick Bayless Does Forearm-Stand Scorpion Yoga Pose on Top of the Marina Towers Blindfolded. Boka Group Launches the Ultimate Deep Dish Pizza Experience. Tony Hu Launches Huge Downtown Asian Food Stall Market Lao Egg Roll.

Sarah Freeman, Zagat: Brendan Sodikoff opens six-seat omakase bar inside Pottery Barn.

Sean Cooley, Thrillist: With Frank Meats Patty closed, the Avondale space is re-opened as Hot Doug's

Amy Cavanaugh, Time Out Chicago: Heisler Hospitality opens a cocktail bar in every single Chicago neighborhood (For real, though, someone help out the far north side.)

Michael Gebert, Fooditor: CPS Students Demand Appropriate Wine Pairings. Cubs To Sell Tickets on Tock; Prices For Peak Innings Soar.

Chandra Ram, Plate: Chicago Remains El Jefe For Mexican Food

Jeff Ruby, Chicago Magazine: My headlines are notoriously bad, but it'd probably be something involving Trinidadian food.

Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune: Dozens of Restaurants Join No-Tipping Trend

Anthony Todd, Chicagoist: Midwest Experiences Sudden Beef Shortage, All Fancy Steakhouses Forced to Shutter. Kohlrabi Finally Has Its Moment In the Sun, As We're Bored With All Other Vegetables

Peter Frost, Crain's: 1) More tasting menus. 2) Will the bubble burst?

Chris LaMorte, UrbanDaddy: More restaurants eliminate tipping

Frank Meats Patty

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 482-1000 Visit Website

Hot Doug's

3324 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 Visit Website