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The Best Restaurants in Chicago 2013

Full bellies, tight pants, can’t lose

chicago’s best restaurants 2013!

We came, we ate, we conquered. From chicken wings to cured meats, spring rolls to soft-serve cannoli, the wildly inventive dishes at these new spots won us over. Here, in no particular order, are the superlative-worthy places you gotta go (or go back) to in the new year.

Best Lip Smacker: Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Brains + Brawn: Nico Osteria

Talk of the Town: Eataly

Humble Pack Leader: Lone Wolf

chicago’s best restaurants 2013!

Coolest Multiple Personality Disorder: Chop Shop

Hyde Park’s High Five: A10

Hottest Asian Mash-Up: Mott St

Most Open Minded (and Mini): Duran European Sandwich Cafe

A Meat Market We Support: West Loop Salumi

chicago’s best restaurants 2013!

This Kid Loves Food: Little Goat

No. More. Negroni. (Okay, fine, one more.): Parson’s Chicken & Fish

California Dreamin’: Summer House Santa Monica

On a Roll Sushi: Juno

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