Chicago's hottest concepts to scout

Scope out Chicago’s hottest concepts during the National Restaurant Association Show.

By 
Sara Rush Wirth, Senior Editor

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Chicago restaurant scene since last year’s National Restaurant Association Show, from international fast-casual cuisines to pop-up venues to a bounty of creative brewpub concepts.

In this guide of restaurant concepts to scout while in town for the show, we’ve rounded up some spots to check out for inspiration and ideas to take back home to your operation.

Duck Duck Goat

duck duck goat clam bowl

857 W. Fulton Market
duckduckgoatchicago.com

Currently the toughest reservation in town, Stephanie Izard has taken the goat theme from her famed (and still hard to get into) Girl & The Goat restaurant and given it a Chinese spin, complete with hand-pulled noodles and housemade dumplings. While reservations are tough to come by, Izard plans to add a takeout window serving street food in the near future. 

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