This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
CHICAGO—All your coffee needs are taken care of with Eater's first coffee heatmap. See where to find the trendiest coffee spots in town, including Bad Wolf, La Colombe, and Intelligentsia.
WICKER PARK—Paul Kahan revealed the basic concept for One Off Hospitality's upcoming restaurant. They're doing Mexican again mere doors away from their perpetually-hot Big Star.
EVERYWHERE—The James Beard Foundation released the semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards this week. Many Chicagoans made the cut, including Brindille, Nico Osteria, Spiaggia, and Carrie Nahabedian.
RIVER NORTH—Superstar restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff is simultaneously adding a new restaurant and cutting an existing one in half. He's opening an Italian spot in half of his Jewish concept, Dillman's. Look for it in a few months.