Food trends come and go. So how can you tell which tastes are trending today?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which local businesses have been getting a notable increase in attention this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Chicago businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increase their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are sizzling hot, right now.
Open since August 2018, this wine bar, which offers tapas and more, is trending compared to other businesses categorized as “Wine Bars” on Yelp.
Citywide, wine bars saw review counts increase by a median of 1.9 percent over the past month, but Bar Ramone saw a 44.1 percent increase, maintaining a healthy 4.5-star rating throughout.
Located at 441 N. Clark St. in Near North, Bar Ramone offers Spanish tapas and a wide selection of European wines. The menu features Spanish-style tomato bread with a variety of toppings, ham and cheese boards, pintxos (skewered bar snacks) and more. Try the spicy clam ceviche, the salmon with rice cracker and spicy mayo, or the pina colada beets with pineapple and pistachio. (View the menu here.)