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Six New Restaurants To Check Out In Chicago

Tacos in Hyde Park, wine and steaks in Logan Square and more

Hyde Park Taco Station
Hyde Park Taco Station
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

HYDE PARK— Cumin lamb, mango pork and vegan tofu tacos are on the menu at Hyde Park Taco Station. The long-awaited spot is finally open, and Hyde Park Herald has the details. StatusCertified open, 5300 S. Dorchester Ave.

LOGAN SQUARE— A new restaurant is trying for a romantic vibe with a dash of Ecuador. DNAinfo has the scoop on Penumbra Wine Bar, from the former owner of El Sabor Cirollo. Steaks, pasta and wine are all on the menu. Status: Certified open, 3309 W. Fullerton Ave.

OAK PARK— A new Mediterranean spot from a co-owner of The Dawson is open in suburban Oak Park. It's called Citrine Cafe and will serve items baked in an over in clay pots, according to Crain's. Status: Certified open, 100 S. Oak Park Ave.

LINCOLN PARK— A new wood-fired pizza spot is open in Lincoln Park. Uprising Woodfire Pizza Cafe. is baking Neapolitan pies and sandwiches. Status: Certified open, 948 W. Armitage Ave.

Uprising Pizza Co

[Photo: Uprising Pizza Co.]

BRIDGEPORT— Italian stalwart Franco's Ristorante is back open after renovations that started last year. They've repainted the space and will offer a "twist" on the menu, according to DNAinfo. StatusCertified open, 300 W. 31st St.

MELROSE PARKWingstop, the Dallas-based chain of chicken wing restaurants, has a new suburban location. NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman serves as spokesman for the chain, which counts 45 in the Chicagoland area. Status: Certified open, 1372 Winston Plaza, Melrose Park.