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  1. Leftovers
    Eddie Huang’s New Podcast; How the Next Team Writes MenusPlus: Nick & Toni’s new deal, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  2. Bad Ideas
    Pharma Company Not Too Excited About Chicago Distillery’sDrink two and call me in the morning (if you don’t get arrested first).
  3. Leftovers
    Chicago’s Big Food Event; The Full San Genarro Vendor LineupPlus: Chipotle targets millennials, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  4. Meltdowns
    Charlie Trotter Says He Didn’t Flip Out on Art StudentsIn a way, anyhow.
  5. Meltdowns
    Student Group Claims Charlie Trotter Flipped Out on Them, ‘Stole’Students allege the celebrated chef “stole their art projects” and implored them to get Charlie Trotter tattoos.
  6. Booze News
    Chicago’s Reviled-Yet-Beloved Malört Will Soon Be Available in NYCA version of the strongly flavored liqueur that’s native to the Windy City will soon hit liquor-store shelves in New York.
  7. Video Feed
    Watch Chicago Chefs Prepare Meals With Drills and Hair DryersWho knew that horse hair brushes make the best fish-scalers?
  8. Provolone
    Eataly Chicago Will Open in NovemberGet ready to ham it up.
  9. Coming Soon
    Paul Kahan’s Gold Coast Restaurant Nico Opens in DecemberOne of this year’s most anticipated restaurants has a name and an opening date.
  10. Festivals
    Lollapalooza’s Food Lineup Includes Edzo’s and FranksGlazed and Infused and Bar Toma will be there, too.
  11. Foodievents
    Alice Waters Gets Onboard Doug Aitken’s ‘Coachella on Wheels,’Come on, ride the train, it’s the choo-choo train. Come on, ride the train, it’s the choo-choo. Ride it, woo woo.
  12. Bargain Basement
    Charlie Trotter’s Can Be Yours for the Low, Low Price of $3.8 MillionOne restaurant, one house, $1 million worth of restaurant equipment.
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Matt Chasseur Steps Down As Alinea’s Chef de CuisineThe Chicago chef is moving to the East Coast.
  14. Critical Mass
    Chicagoans Tired of Tribune Critic’s Recurring Next RavesThen fine-dining innovation traps critics in a rut.
  15. Awards Season
    Food & Wine Names Best New Pastry Chefs 2013Six chefs at the top of their game are honored.
  16. Openings
    New Davanti Enoteca Coming to River North (And Meet The Chef)Davanti Enoteca expands into River North, ex-Purple Pig sous chef in hand.
  17. Closings
    Taylor Street’s Urban Union ClosesUrban Union closes after a year and a half.
  18. Interviews
    The Guy Behind The Alinea and Next VideosWho makes those Next videos? He does.
  19. Events
    O Avocado! Mercadito’s Ode To Avocado Cooking Demo/Dinner Tonight & TuesdayI think that I shall ne’er have seen/an avocado such a lovely green.
  20. Events
    Doggy Day in the Garden at Baker & Nosh SaturdayBring your dog to wifi.
  21. Chefs
    Andrew Brochu Talks to Crain’s About The Aviary PlansBrochu’s plans for small bites.
  22. Mixology
    Can’t Stop the Malört: Letherbee Vernal Gin Debuts Monday at Scofflaw (UPDATED)Malört: is there anything it can’t do?
  23. The Other Critics
    Sula Finds Vu Sua Loopy; Pang Seeks The Ultimate Umami BurgerNew reviews from our few remaining critics.
  24. Beer
    Your Complete Guide To Chicago Craft Beer Week GuidesWhat to do during Craft Beer Week.
  25. Openings
    Lillie’s Q Re-Opening Set For Mid-June; Competing in Memphis in May This WeekendLillie’s Q is going to reopen for real.
  26. Chefs
    Andrew Brochu Joining The Aviary, Michael DeStefano Takes Over The MonarchAndrew Brochu back in the game.
  27. Openings
    Who is Beatrix?; Margaritas on Tap at Big Star; La Sirena’s Fernet DinnerOpenings, new taps, dinners.
  28. Mixology
    How Wacky Can a Bloody Mary Get?Bloody Mary, bloody Mary, bloody Mary.
  29. Diners
    WBEZ Bellies Up To the Counter and Gets a Cup of Joe At Your Local DinerDiners: an endangered species?
  30. Mixologists
    Bartend Two Ferns: Paul McGee on Monday’s Fern Bar Popup at R.J. Grunt’sTalking with Paul McGee about a one-night stand.
  31. What To Eat
    What To Eat at J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar, Open NowRustic Sicilian restaurant opens in River North.
  32. Events
    Win A Pair of Tickets To BellyQ’s Book Launch Party For Chef Edward Lee MondayHelp Edward Lee celebrate his new book with Bill Kim.
  33. Events
    Partying Like It’s 1893 Last Night at Atwood CafeA meal fit for a 19th century president.
  34. Events
    Cheese Pop-Up Café Coming To Gold Coast May 18Cheese is coming to town.
  35. Events
    Ambria, Fine Dining Hotspot of the 80s and 90s, Returns at Takashi June 11Takashi pays tribute to a mentor.
  36. Openings
    More Lao Sze Chuans Coming To BurbsTony Hu won’t stop opening restaurants.
  37. Events
    ‘The World’s Most Expensive Ham’ Dinner at EL Ideas, May 19A very special hammy dinner at EL Ideas.
  38. Next
    First Peek at the Upcoming Next Vegan MenuA course by course look at Next’s most uncompromising menu.
  39. Awards
    Reader’s Sula, WBEZ’s Barrett Win at James Beard Foundation Journalism AwardsSula, WBEZ win at the James Beard Foundation Awards.
  40. Lists
    The Best Places To Eat in Chicago Are Settled Now. The End.The best is settled, we’re done.
  41. Book Signing
    Join Art Smith For a Book Signing May 11; Small Bites involvedNew book from Art Smith.
  42. Derby Day
    There Are Many Places Where The Kentucky Derby Will Be ObservedHorse-based specials.
  43. Growing Food
    Night Markets Coming To Logan Square, Argyle StreetBecause the night belongs to farmers.
  44. The Other Critics
    Sula Tickled by Takito’s Tacos; Vettel Grades 3 Sequels From Well-Known NamesNew reviews by the last remaining reviewers.
  45. Events
    Live and Eat a Talk Show This Monday at The Dinner PartyEat and listen.
  46. Crime Blotter
    Who Killed The Sicilian Chef of Highwood?The mysteriously fiery death of a Highwood chef.
  47. What To Eat
    What To Eat For Lunch At Baume & BrixRiver North hotspots adds lunch hours.
  48. Reviewers
    Nagrant Out As Sun-Times Reviewer, And What It MeansMichael Nagrant leaves reviewing.
  49. Openings
    Zingerman’s Is Coming To Chicago… Well, at Plum MarketGoodies from Ann Arbor, oh goody.
  50. Food Trucks
    Food Trucks Have a New Garage To Hang Out InFood trucks find a home.
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