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Tavernita Opens; Updated Eater Heat Map; More!

This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

RIVER NORTH—After being pushed back for months, Tavernita, the South American- and Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant from chef Ryan Poli and Mercadito Hospitality, finally soft opened this week. Eater got the first look inside.

EVERYWHERE—Answering the question: Where should I eat right now? Eater just released an update of the Eater Heat Map and if you're hungry, there's no shortage of hot, new spots to check out.

SOUTH LOOP/RAVENSWOOD—Beer geeks can rejoice at the news that not one, but two new breweries—Broad Shoulders and Argyle Brewingare scheduled to open in Chicago by summer.

SOMEWHERECheck, Please host and master sommelier Alpana Singh announced that she will partner with the team behind Bistronomic to open a wine bar this year and the rumor mill points to River North for its location.