More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed crowds are flocking. Since this is a spotlight of what is hot right now, we must say goodbye to places that have been too long to qualify as hot. Therefore, in this edition, we are taking off Cardamom Hill and Barcelona Wine Bar and adding Windy City transplant Harold's Chicken & Ice Bar.
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Added June 2012: The Lawrence, The Optimist, The Pinewood Tippling Room, Proof and Provision, Revolution Doughnuts, The Spence, Watershed
Added July 2012: Harold's Chicken & Ice Bar