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AROUND TOWN—It may not feel like it outside yet, but spring is officially here and with it comes a bevy of hot new restaurants and bars. Check out Eater's guide to the best spots to come in the next three months, including a new project from Grant Achatz.
WEST ROGERS PARK—Chicago is finally getting one of the biggest trends in the nation—a cat cafe where people will be able to drink coffee, eat snacks, and hang out with cats. It'll be in the upcoming new Tree House Humane Society at 7225 N. Western.
FULTON MARKET/IRVING PARK—A lawsuit filed in Cook County Court is attempting to remove longtime acclaimed progressive chef Homaro Cantu from his signature restaurant Moto and take a piece of his new cafe Berrista.
AROUND TOWN—The finalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards are in, and they include white-hot Avondale restaurant Parachute, One Off Hospitality partner Donnie Madia, and Boarding House chef Tanya Baker. The ceremony happens in Chicago on May 4.