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Most Anticipated Winter Openings; Paul McGee's New Tiki Bar; More

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

AROUND TOWN—Chicago may be frigid, but the new restaurant scene is hot this winter. Check out the hottest upcoming spots this season in Eater's winter opening guide.

LOGAN SQUARE—Paul McGee of Three Dots and a Dash fame is opening a tiki bar on Diversey in as soon as a week. Lost Lake, in a partnership with the Longman & Eagle and Parson's Chicken & Fish guys, will also have a takeout Chinese spot next door.

AROUND TOWN—This week also saw updates to Eater's guides to Chicago's 38 essential restaurants and the hottest restaurants right now. Make your plans this instant.

AROUND TOWN—A few noteworthy places sadly closed after New Years Eve: Heaven on Seven Rush Street, Bow & Stern oyster bar in West Town, and Azzurra in Wicker Park.