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  1. Chefs
    Waldorf-Astoria Brings In New Executive ChefNew chef at the Waldorf-Astoria.
  2. Closings
    Curse of the Food & Wine Best New Chef: Danny Grant Leaving, RIA ClosingMichelin two-star to close, Food & Wine best new chef to move on.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Win a Seafood Tower from Balsan; Meet Seedling Orchard Crew at Tiny LoungePlus: Evanston hosts a food truck festival, and paella comes to Millennium Park
  4. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat on Christmas DayCheck out our Christmas day brunch and dinner options.
  5. Slideshows
    Now Take a Look at the Country’s Best Roast ChickensA look at prime-time chicken dishes from around the country.
  6. User’s Guide
    The Chicken Register: Chicago’s Best Roast ChickensA look at Chicago’s best roast chickens.
  7. Neighorhood
    Find Free Ice Cream from Capannari; Paddy’s Long’s Discounts a BeerPlus: Quartino and Balsan are offering three course dinner specials.
  8. The Other Critics
    Tamarkin Takes a Bite Out of Sawtooth; Nagrant Dines with the Silver FoxesPlus: Pat Bruno eats burgers and Heather Shouse revises her Balsan review.
  9. The Other Critics
    Shouse Thinks Joy Yee Plus Shabu Shabu’s Name is Silly But Not the FoodPlus: Reviews for Balsan, Al Primo Canto, and Crêpes À Latte.
  10. The Other Critics
    Balsan Transcends Hotel Dining; Epic Lives Up to Its NamePlus: Ria is a work of art, and Don Diablo has well-priced tacos (even though they’re closed now).
  11. Menus
    ‘Ethereal’ Balsan Launches a Seriously Hearty Brunch MenuA mostly savory menu at the Elysian’s already-a-hit casual restaurant.
  12. Trends
    Nuts for HickoryBoth Naha and Balsan are using hard-to-get hickory nuts in their beet salads.
  13. Openings
    A First Look at Balsan and Ria, Opening WednesdayWe go into the dining rooms and kitchens of the long-awaited Elysian Hotel restaurants — plus, of course, the food.
  14. Openings
    Hotel Dining Update: Balsan and Ria Delayed Again, Pelago Adds DinnerBalsan and Ria won’t open for at least a month; Pelago launches dinner service
  15. Chef Shuffle
    Splitsville: Mindy Segal And The Elysian HotelThe chef wants to focus on Hot Chocolate.
  16. Openings
    What to Eat at Balsan and Ria, Opening Mid-August at the Elysian HotelTwo new restaurants at the Elysian Hotel from chef Jason McLeod, with pastries from Mindy Segal.