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Lettuce Unveils Experimental Restaurant; The 14 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago; More

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

LINCOLN PARK—LEYE opened its forward-thinking Intro this week, a restaurant that will change chefs and concepts every three months and uses a ticketing system. Top Cheffer and Californian CJ Jacobson is the inaugural chef.

AROUND TOWN—Its time for the newest Eater Chicago heatmap, your guide to the hottest restaurants in town. Intro, Izakaya Mita, and Good Stuff Eatery are the newest additions.
UPTOWN—42 Grams, a tiny husband-and-wife operation that grew from an underground "guestaurant" to two Michelin stars, celebrated its first anniversary recently. Chef Jake Bickelhaupt and co-owner/wife Alexa Welsh chatted with Eater about the journey and concept.

LOGAN SQUARE—Changes are in store at beloved and critically-acclaimed Macanese restaurant Fat Rice: a cocktail lounge, bakery and snack concept.