2015 is going to be a big year in the restaurant world, and every opening on this list is a second (or third, or fourth) restaurant or bar from a well-established Chicago chef, bartender or restaurateur. From a new brewpub from the DryHop team to a new restaurant from the Alinea crew, these are our early predictions for the best openings of 2015.
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2015 restaurant and bar openings
Shin Thompson (Kabocha, Bonsoiree) will be opening a ramen bar in Wicker Park (1571 N Milwaukee Ave) early next year. The menu includes four types of ramen, gyoza and Japanese beers.