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The Eater Chicago Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort.

And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change on a regular basis to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

12/05/13 Added: Eataly, Nico Osteria, A10, The Radler

01/02/14 Added: Cicchetti, Coppervine, Baffo

02/06/14 Added: 42 Grams, Green Street Smoked Meats, Kinmont

03/06/14 Added: Boka, Spritz Burger, Stella Barra Pizzeria

04/03/14 Added: Leghorn, Tete Charcuterie, Bottlefork

05/01/14 Added: Cocello, Japonais by Morimoto, Yum Cha

06/05/14 Added: Parachute, Laughing Bird, Ramen-San

07/03/14 Added: Knife & Tine, Masada, Boltwood

08/07/14 Added: The Promontory, mfk, Bohemian House, Osteria Langhe

09/04/14 Added: RPM Steak, Xoco Wicker Park, Salero

10/02/14 Added: Dove's Luncheonette, Umami Burger, Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse.

Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments or the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Parachute

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3500 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 654-1460
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Top chef alum Beverly Kim and husband John Clark opened their first restaurant and eaters around the city are flocking to check out the unpretentious and inventive Korean-American cuisine at may be the most exciting opening of 2014.

2. Green Street Smoked Meats

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112 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 754-0434
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The busiest restaurateur in Chicago, Brendan Sodikoff, has unveiled a concept unlike any he's unleashed yet. Barbecue springs from smokers inside a raw West Loop warehouse that also houses his tiny ramen shop in the basement (High Five Ramen) and eventually a juice bar.

3. Bohemian House

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11 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-0439
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Downtown now has a beautiful and creative Eastern European restaurant with no TVs amidst the River North nightlife.

4. Tête Charcuterie

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1114 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-1178
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Swing by Randolph Row's new home for artisan meats for its glass charcuterie bar composed dishes and cocktails.

5. MFK.

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432 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-2540
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Look for pretty seafood dishes and a summer-all-the-time vibe in an intimate white-washed room on Diversey.

6. The Promontory

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5311 S Lake Park West
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 801-2100
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The Longman & Eagle crew's new beauty brings creative hearth-fired dishes, a choose-your-own cocktail menu, and live music to the South Side.

7. Boltwood

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804 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Head north of the border to taste a Paul Kahan protege's menu of unpretentious market-driven food.

8. Osteria Langhe

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2824 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-1582
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The Piemonte region of Italy is authentically displayed on Armitage in Logan Square and is already drawing a who's who industry crowd.

9. RPM Steak

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66 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-4990
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A glitzy see-and-be-seen spot with some culinary cred, RPM Steak looks like an exclusive 50's steakhouse but has a diverse and current menu.

10. Umami Burger

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1480 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 423-2005
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Diners are flocking to Wicker Park to taste the forward-thinking burgers, cocktails, and sides at Umami Burger's first location off the coasts.

11. Dove's Luncheonette

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1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
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The latest from Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality is predictably drawing eaters from around the city. Head to the Tex-Mex diner next to Big Star for interesting twists on Mexican and Texan classics and a wide selection of tequila and mezcal.

12. Baker Miller

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4610 Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
The new bakery and cafe from the former Bang Bang Pie Shop owners was so busy in the early going that they had to cut back on hours. Try sweet and savory baked goods made with flours milled in-house and composed dishes at all three meals.

13. Salero

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621 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 466-1000
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The team behind Lakeview's Wood have brought cuisine from the Basque region of Spain to a minimalist candlelit space on Randolph Row.

14. XOCO Wicker Park

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1471 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Rick Bayless' first new Chicago restaurant in more than four years has brought tortas, hard to find craft beer, brunch and much more to Wicker Park.

1. Parachute

3500 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Top chef alum Beverly Kim and husband John Clark opened their first restaurant and eaters around the city are flocking to check out the unpretentious and inventive Korean-American cuisine at may be the most exciting opening of 2014.
3500 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

2. Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
The busiest restaurateur in Chicago, Brendan Sodikoff, has unveiled a concept unlike any he's unleashed yet. Barbecue springs from smokers inside a raw West Loop warehouse that also houses his tiny ramen shop in the basement (High Five Ramen) and eventually a juice bar.
112 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607

3. Bohemian House

11 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Downtown now has a beautiful and creative Eastern European restaurant with no TVs amidst the River North nightlife.
11 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Tête Charcuterie

1114 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Swing by Randolph Row's new home for artisan meats for its glass charcuterie bar composed dishes and cocktails.
1114 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

5. MFK.

432 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Look for pretty seafood dishes and a summer-all-the-time vibe in an intimate white-washed room on Diversey.
432 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

6. The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park West, Chicago, IL 60615
The Longman & Eagle crew's new beauty brings creative hearth-fired dishes, a choose-your-own cocktail menu, and live music to the South Side.
5311 S Lake Park West
Chicago, IL 60615

7. Boltwood

804 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Head north of the border to taste a Paul Kahan protege's menu of unpretentious market-driven food.
804 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

8. Osteria Langhe

2824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The Piemonte region of Italy is authentically displayed on Armitage in Logan Square and is already drawing a who's who industry crowd.
2824 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

9. RPM Steak

66 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
A glitzy see-and-be-seen spot with some culinary cred, RPM Steak looks like an exclusive 50's steakhouse but has a diverse and current menu.
66 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. Umami Burger

1480 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Diners are flocking to Wicker Park to taste the forward-thinking burgers, cocktails, and sides at Umami Burger's first location off the coasts.
1480 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Dove's Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
The latest from Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality is predictably drawing eaters from around the city. Head to the Tex-Mex diner next to Big Star for interesting twists on Mexican and Texan classics and a wide selection of tequila and mezcal.
1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

12. Baker Miller

4610 Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
The new bakery and cafe from the former Bang Bang Pie Shop owners was so busy in the early going that they had to cut back on hours. Try sweet and savory baked goods made with flours milled in-house and composed dishes at all three meals.
4610 Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

13. Salero

621 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
The team behind Lakeview's Wood have brought cuisine from the Basque region of Spain to a minimalist candlelit space on Randolph Row.
621 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

14. XOCO Wicker Park

1471 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Rick Bayless' first new Chicago restaurant in more than four years has brought tortas, hard to find craft beer, brunch and much more to Wicker Park.
1471 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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