Defending its title of Restaurant City of the Year, Chicago’s dining scene is showing no sign of slowing down as the weather begins to change. A slew of highly anticipated new openings will close out the year, but there are a select few we’re particularly excited about. Here’s where you can look forward to eating and drinking on those chilly fall nights.

Sushi-san: From the crew who brought you Ramen-san comes Sushi-san, a River North raw fish joint with hand and maki rolls, grilled meats and veggies, nigiri bombs and signature Oma-Kaze menus. Expect the same gritty-slash-charming vibe you’ve come to love at Ramen-san. Psst: Rumor has it they’re giving away a trip to JapanOpening this fall at 59 W Grand Ave.