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Rising and Shining

Rising and Shining

“While River North’s Barrio quickly became a hub of lively-nightlife in a lively-nightlife neighborhood, chef Katsuji Tanabe, the Top Chef alum helming the Mexican restaurant, has created a terrific brunch menu to lure the morning-after crowds as well.”

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43 New Chicago Restaurants to Hit This Summer

43 New Chicago Restaurants to Hit This Summer

Don’t miss these new restaurants this summer.

Posited as a creative Mexican restaurant for which “you don’t have to be in the mood for Mexican,” this new project from DineAmic (Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, Prime & Provisions and more) is a vast 200-seater in River North featuring dishes such as grilled scallops with poblano-uni relish, and a Mexican robata-style grill. Opening July. 65 W. Kinzie St.

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Taco Time

Taco Time

This summer, DineAmic Group will transform the 6,000-square-foot space on the corner of Clark and Kinzie streets, formerly BlackFinn Ameripub, into modern Mexican concept Barrio. Helming its kitchen, Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe will provide playful twists on Latin American street food in a shared-plate format. And there will be margaritas.

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Q&A with Katsuji Tanabe

Q&A with Katsuji Tanabe

Chicago’s new ‘Top Chef’ talks Mexican food.

If you keep up with “Top Chef,” you probably can’t forget two-time contestant Katsuji Tanabe, the Mexican/Japanese chef known for his Latin kosher fare and snappy comebacks. Now, Tanabe’s getting fired up for his latest project: partnering with Chicago-based DineAmic Group to open Mexican eatery Barrio this summer. We talked to Tanabe about our city’s culinary scene, what we can expect from the new joint and the one thing you’d never guess about “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi.

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