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Edzo's Burger Shop

Good news in the New Year: You no longer need to journey to Evanston for Edzo’s griddled burgers and superlative shakes. The Lincoln Park outpost of this excellent local burger joint is now open. See our previous coverage.

http://edzos.com/

2218 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

773-697-9909

Fat Rice

We're smitten with the bold, vibrant flavors of this new Logan Square restaurant from the duo behind X-Marx supper club. Expect tongues to burn after dishes like chile-coated shaking whitefish and gingery linguiça. Don't miss the house special, a seafood- and meat-packed Fat Rice clay pot. See our previous coverage.

http://www.eatfatrice.com/

2957 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL

773-661-9170

The Boarding House

Hearty dishes like lobster poutine, spiced-meat ravioli and balsamic-glazed radicchio pizza are excellent foils to unusual and interesting wines from sommelier Alpana Singh, the wine maven behind this new River North restaurant and bar. See our previous coverage.

http://boardinghousechicago.com/dine/

720 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL

312-280-0720

Marigold

Now that this Uptown favorite has reopened in Andersonville, we’re craving its lamb-shank vindaloo with regularity. Simmered with tamarind and ginger and served with an Indian version of polenta, it’s like osso buco on a Goan vacation. See our previous coverage.

http://marigoldrestaurant.com

5413 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL

773-989-4300

Gather

With a former Trotter’s chef at the helm, this Lincoln Square newcomer is more than a simple neighborhood restaurant (though it fits that need, too). Hangar steak, roasted chicken, a green salad and even the burger are executed with sophisticated touches, like house-made bacon and brioche buns. See our previous coverage.

http://gatherchicago.com

4539 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

773-506-9300

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