GUIDE: Chicago

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    Tocco

    1266 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Wicker Park

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    As soon as you step into Tocco’s sleek space, you get the sense that you’ve been transported straight to modern Italy. READ REVIEW

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    Two

    1132 W. Grand Ave.

    Near West Side

    There’s something about the hearty handmade food at Two Restaurant that makes it truly stand out—oh yeah, that’s right: soul. READ REVIEW

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    Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

    230 W. Erie St.

    River North

    Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

    The sushi is a main contender—order it with black rice and you won’t be disappointed by its al dente texture and nutty flavor, boosting rolls like the Hokkaido and classic spicy tuna into new territory. READ REVIEW

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    Vie

    4471 Lawn Ave.

    Western Springs

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$$

    Gayot lists Vie one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2011, adding to accolades from Michelin, Food & Wine, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago magazine. READ REVIEW

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    Yusho

    2853 N. Kedzie Ave.

    Avondale

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    One of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants for 2012," Yusho highlights the best that Japanese street food has to offer through their innovative "takoyakis." READ REVIEW

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    Zachi

    1406 W. Belmont Ave.

    Lakeview

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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    Zach owner Mike Moustafa is so confident that his falafel is the best in the city that he’s willing to have a cook-off with any Middle Eastern restaurant in Chicago. READ REVIEW

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    Zizi's Cafe

    2825 N. Sheffield Ave.

    Lakeview

    Cuisine: Turkish

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    The vibrant flavors at Zizi’s Café in Lakeview transport diners 5,000 miles east to the Mediterranean. READ REVIEW


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