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Fall Restaurants We’re Hungry For

                     Fall Restaurants We’re Hungry For



Fall Restaurants We're Hungry For at LatinCity

Fall Restaurants We’re Hungry For at LatinCity




It seems like just yesterday we were salivating over the onset of Broken Shaker, GreenRiver,Sink|Swim, Bar Siena, Pomp and Circumstance, and the new iteration of Johnny’s Grill. Another summer has come and gone, bringing with it a slew of exceptional new dining and drinking destinations. But now it’s on to fall, and while patio weather may be dwindling, there’s still lots to look forward to in Chicago.

Latinicity: A couple years ago, Chicagoans anxiously awaited the arrival of Eataly, a gargantuan food fall filled with restaurants, bars, shopping, and more. In a bit of deja vu, this fall is once again all about the imminent food hall, albeit this one boasts a Latin accent courtesy of world-renowned chef Richard Sandoval. Latinicity is just about set to premiere inside the Loop’s Block 37, taking up thousands of square feet on the third floor of the downtown mall. Somewhat similar to Eataly, guests can expect a roving array of food stalls, along with a full-service Spanish restaurant, drinking spots, plenty of groceries, retail areas, and a grab-and-go food spot on the lower level of Block 37. It’s the most ambitious dining endeavor of the season and one we can’t wait to check out.

Packed: We’ve never been so excited for dumplings as we are now. Ever since hearing that acclaimed chef Mike Sheerin would be doing dumplings for a casual restaurant in Hyde Park, Chicagoans have been curiously eager to see what he would cook up. If his social media posts are any indication, we’re in for a real treat. Eclectic, contemporary dumplings span the globe for inspiration, deriving flavors from Asia, Europe, the U.S., and beyond. The result this fall will be Packed. Our guess is that the restaurant will be packed with patrons as well.

Pork & Mindy’s: A celebrity chef is giving low-and-slow cookery the fast-casual treatment with this imminent Bucktown BBQ spot. Jeff Mauro of Food Network Sandwich King fame is the man behind the brand at Pork & Mindy’s, a company that has been making the rounds on the food events circuit with a line of bottled sauces. Now Mauro is ready to take the company to the next level with