Check it out! Hot new summer restaurant & bar openings

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The Dearborn.

Menu Highlights: 12-ounce, 50-day, dry-aged ribeye; pork Chicago-style hot dog accompanied by a can of PBR; daily crudo served on Himalayan pink salt block; strawberry shortcake trifle

Address: 145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242

 

Dovetail Brewery 

Menu Highlights: There’s no food sold on premises, but guests are welcome to order in from nearby restaurants. Food trucks are also expected to be in the area on a regular basis.

 Address: 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave., 773-683-1414

 

Little Unicoco/New Market 

 Menu Highlights: Signature soup flights, which change regularly and consist of classic West African stews; akara balls of deep-fried black-eyed bean balls; jollof rice in a tomato sauce, African herbs and fresh seasonal vegetables; suya of Nigerian beef BBQ with fresh onions and tomatoes

Address: 1631 W. Howard St., 773-764-2626

 

Saint Lou's Back Porch Patio.

 Menu Highlights: The entire Saint Lou’s menu is available on the Back Porch Patio, from slow-roasted salmon to gourmet fried chicken.

Address: 664 W. Lake St., 312-600-0600

 

Tiny Lounge 

 Menu Highlights: BBQ at Tiny Tavern; TBA at Tiny Tavern

 Address: Chicago Riverwalk and Navy Pier