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The new Bite Cafe, the Original Five BBQ, Bivona Ristorante, and other recent openings

Recent Openings Search the Reader’s online database of more than 4,300 Chicago-area restaurants—and add your own review—at chicagoreader.com/food. Antico | Wicker Park/Bucktown | $$$ Tucked into what used to be an antique store just off Armitage in Bucktown, the aptly named Antico is by all appearances a typical neighborhood restaurant. Yet the unassuming facade masks […]

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Eight spots for spring

Strictly Seasonal Search the Reader‘s online database of more than 4,300 Chicago-area restaurants—and add your own review—at chicagoreader.com/food. Browntrout | North Center | $$$ The most unfortunate name, Browntrout (see urbandictionary.com), in fact commemorates a simply prepared rod-and-reel-caught fish that sustained chef Sean Sanders and his wife while they honeymooned in remote New Zealand. Sanders, […]

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What’s New: Homaro Cantu’s Ing brings Motodelic Asian fare to the former Otom space.

Mad genius Homaro Cantu’s abrupt recasting of Moto’s more levelheaded baby brother, Otom, brings us a futuristic Asian-inspired lounge just four months before Grant Achatz’s neighboring Next is scheduled to debut its own Asian-inspired menu. Chef Thomas Bowman remains in charge, and the Motodelic technological applications that made the mother ship’s rep are a bit […]