Is that the sun? Yes, it’s time to away those shovels with the latest edition of the Eater 38.
This collection of Chicago’s best restaurants provides answers for the classic question: “Where would you dine if you had one night in the city?” The list recognizes some all-time greats and restaurants that have pushed culinary boundaries. This list is for locals who want to make the most out of their nights. It’s also for visitors unfamiliar with the city.
For the April update, Bayan Ko, which recently remodeled and reopened, takes a break as its owners get some space to adjust to their new space. It’s a similar situation for Daisies which moved to a larger space in Logan Square. Both deliver great experiences, but won’t be as superb now as they will in a few weeks. A premier pop-up in Edgewater and a second Cambodian restaurant join the club.
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Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.