The neighborhood favorite reopens in Lincoln Park.
Spring has officially arrived — here, the best new eateries to try as you come out of hibernation
Tease your taste buds with these ultra-realistic food emojis created by “Top Chef” star and Siena Tavern executive chef Fabio Viviani. Depicting everything from monster burgers to deluxe doughnuts, the free app has the perfect pic for whatever you’re craving. Itunes.apple.com
Order up! The new Ravenswood restaurant is a delivery dream: Users can order sandwiches — like the heavenly Montreal smoked meat ($14) — pizza, salads and more through the eatery’s very own app. Free in the app store, 1964 W. Lawrence; Vidaliachicago.com
Chef Paul Virant (Vie, Vistro) proves that Midwest really is best with a new line of farm-to-fork products featuring ingredients sourced locally. Try the smoked apple butter, pickled cherry tomatoes or — our favorite — the Sweet Chow Chow, a mix of corn, onions and sweet peppers. $12 each; Jarsessions.com
Explore Chicago one burger at a time at Potter’s in the Palmer House Hilton’s (124 S. Wabash) new gourmet burger bar, which launches April 10.
DMK Restaurants turns out a hot new coffee concept, serving java from brands like Chicago’s Dark Matter and Portland’s Stumptown out of a refurbished Wonder Bread truck inside the industrial digs. A record-only playlist enhances creativity for a relaxing coffee-shop vibe. 1765 N. Elston; Dmkrestaurants.com
Wicker Park has something new on tap: The just-opened bar is the first self-serve concept in Chicago, with a rotating selection of beers — plus a variety of wine, kegged cocktails, coffee and more — available. Each is priced by the ounce, so libation lovers can sample a variety, or fill up a glass with their favorite. 2027 W. North; Tapsterchicago.com
Mago Grill & Cantina took Taco Tuesday to a new level at its South Loop location (1010 S. Delano Court) with a fundraising event Feb. 21.
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