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Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

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    Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

    Location: 5025 N Clark

    Open Since: September

    Cuisine: Contemporary Mexican

    Specialty: Any of the four ceviches on the menu.

    This two-level, 6,700 SF restaurant from the folks behind Crew Bar + Grill features 180 seats, an open, calming rustic design and nary a burrito on its menu. Instead, the kitchen is turning out some of the best street-style tacos and ceviches in Chicago. The cocktail menu matches the food. Try the Chicago Manhattan, made with mostly local spirits.

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    2. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

    Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

    Location: 847 W Fulton Market

    Open Since: November

    Cuisine: Fried Chicken

    Specialty: Fried Chicken, duh!

    Fans of this Memphis dining staple swear by the spice and juiciness of the fried chicken. The franchise's first Chicago outpost chose wisely with its Fulton Market location, steps away from The Publican and on the same street as hot spots like Next, The Aviary and moto.

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    3. Latinicity

    Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

    Location: 108 N State

    Open Since: November

    Cuisine: Pan-Latin

    Specialty: Arroz aeropuerto, a Peruvian take on paella with fried rice, crispy noodles, seafood and meat.

    The Latin-focused answer to Eataly opened last month to large crowds swarming its dozen food stands, tapas bar, and Latin American-themed food retail outlet. Located in Block 37, it's ideally situated to attract maximum foot traffic.

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    4. Maple & Ash

    Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

    Location: 8 W Maple

    Open Since: October

    Cuisine: Steak

    Specialty: The "I Don't Give a F---" chef's choice dinner.

    Here's another steakhouse turning heads. This two-level, Gold Coast establishment is taking the stuffiness out of steakhouses with the aforementioned chef's choice menu item and one of the most accessible wine lists in Chicago, curated by sommelier Belinda Chang.

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    5. Swift & Sons

    Eat at These 5 New Restaurants

    Location: 1000 W Fulton Market

    Open Since: October

    Cuisine: Steak

    Specialty: Rib cap steak, cooked medium rare

    Google isn't the only high-profile tenant occupying 1K Fulton. The Boka Group's sprawling new restaurant in a former meat locker is one of the leaders of a steakhouse resurgence in Chicago.