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Check out Chicago Magazine's List of Best New Chicago Restaurants

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Declaring that "anything short of nudity goes these days," Chicago Magazine just picked out its 17 favorite new restaurants in the city. More

Eataly Chicago Reopens After 120,000 Visitors Ate All the Food

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After an insane first week, Eataly Chicago closed for a day to restock. More

Chicago's Michelin Madness Begins with Bib Gourmand Winners

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It will be next week before the coveted stars are officially released, but until then you can make due with the list of Bib Gourmand winners. More

Charlie Trotter Dead at 54

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It comes as a complete shock to post that Charlie Trotter died today at the age of 54. Like a lot of people, I find it hard to discuss Trotter without resorting to hyperbole, but there is little doubt that he, more than anyone else in the city, helped ignite Chicago's adventurous and progressive dining scene. More

Eataly Chicago Bringing Eight Restaurants to River North

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Some new details were teased out about Eataly's upcoming Chicago location, including fact that it will house eight different restaurants. More

Meet the Newest Serious Eater

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To get a sense of her size, here she is in comparison to a medium pan pizza from Pequod's, which is how Chicagoans like to measure all things. More

Check Out LTHForum's New Website

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We're big fans of the LTHForum, which you've probably noticed from the few dozen times we've mentioned it. So we're excited to see that the site has been completely redesigned. More

Lillie's Q Reopens in Bucktown After Fire

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After a fire caused significant damages back in May, Lillie's Q finally reopened last night in Bucktown. More

So Long, Grub Street Chicago

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I was obviously saddened to hear that all of Grub Street's city sites except New York closed to today. Mostly, I'm just upset that I won't be able to read what current editor, Mike Gebert, has to say about the dining scene. More

Shake Shack is Coming to Chicago

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Remember the rumor about the potential Shake Shack location in the old Harley-Davidson store in Chicago's River North? Looks like it's official now. More

After Flood, Gene & Jude's Begins to Rebuild

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Gene & Jude's has been closed since mid-April due to flooding, but there was finally some good news over the weekend, when it announced that it was renovating the space. More

After Fire, Lillie's Q Reopens Stand in Chicago French Market

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Here's some good news for Chicago barbecue fans: A couple weeks after Lillie's Q main location on North Ave. closed due to a fire, the restaurant's stand in the Chicago French Market reopened last Friday. More

Kuma's Corner Too Opens Today in Lakeview

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Kuma's Too, the second location of the massively popular burger joint Kuma's Corner, announced that it was ready for business with a hilariously to-the-point post today on Facebook. More

Pick the Best New Restaurant in Chicago for the 2013 Eat Out Awards

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Think Balena is the best new restaurant of the year, or are you more of a Fat Rice fan? Instead of arguing, click over to Time Out Chicago where voting has commenced for the 2013 Eat Out Awards. More

City Provisions Closes

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It's with much sadness that we report that City Provisions closed on Monday. In an email sent out last night, Friedman thanked the community for its support and declared that he wasn't exactly going away. But he also admitted that the high cost of purchasing sustainable ingredients was the main issue. More

Jewish Food to Take Over Chicago (Hopefully)

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While devouring the largest, lightest, and airiest matzoh ball I've ever faced at Au Cheval last night, it finally dawned on me that Chicago is in the midst of something of a Jewish food wave. More

Second Kuma's Corner Coming Soon to Lakeview

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Good news for fans of Kuma's Corner: though that sign at the Woodfield Mall turned out to be a bust, Chicago's most famous purveyor of gargantuan burgers is planning to open a second location. More

'Time Out Chicago' Gets Arty with "100 Best Things We Ate" List

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Let the year-end countdowns begin! Time Out Chicago is first out of the gate with its annual "100 Best Things We Ate & Drank This Year," a list that is as epic and as it sounds. More

Is Shake Shack Coming Soon to Chicago?

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Should we believe the rumor that Shake Shack, that beloved New York burger institution, is planning on opening a location in Chicago? Selfishly, we want the rumor to be true, if only so that we can be close to one of the restaurant's gloriously griddled burgers. More

Watch Anthony Bourdain's Chicago Layover

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The second season of Bourdain's The Layover finally premiered last night on the Travel Channel, and Chicago was up first. He manages to visit dozens of awesome places, and even has some flattering things to say about our hot dogs. More

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