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This year was a big one for restaurants, where winners seemed to open one right after another. We didn't get to quite all of them (since the end of November Publican Anker, Elske and Temporis have all opened or set an opening date), but we made it to plenty of restaurants ikely to become stalwarts of Chicago's dining scene. We saw truly sad closings (Bunny would have made this list had it not been for an unexpected closing), tried new fried chicken and sushi restaurants, ate at restaurants that are making their mark on Chicago's fine dining scene and dined at veggie-centric spots. Thanks for the eats, 2016.
RECOMMENDED: The best of 2016