Bucktown bistros

If it’s trendy, you know it’s going to show up in Bucktown/Wicker Park in droves. This year it’s the wine cafe, offering lots of small plates to share and affordable wines by the glass.

Two to check out: Francesca’s Forno, 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., by the people behind Mia Francesca; and Bin Wine Cafe, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., by the people behind Bin 36.

We’re talking about classic salads, small pizzas, roasted chickens, and cheese plates — basically all the fare that tells the world you are a person of leisure, and that taking a two-hour lunch with wine is something you do all the time.

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