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  1. 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.
  2. Interviews
    RIA’s Danny Grant On What It’s Like To Be a Food & Wine Best New ChefDanny Grant of RIA on life as a Food & Wine best new chef.
  3. The Food Chain
    RIA’s Danny Grant Can’t Stop Thinking About the Guinea-Fowl Terrine“The terrine was incredibly balanced in flavor and equally as intricate and appealing in presentation.”
  4. Chef Shuffles
    Why Jason McLeod Left RiaMcLeod apparently left on good terms.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    RIA Gets into Spring with Lamb Dinner; McFadden’s Offers Rainy Day DrinkPlus: Green Zebra celebrates its birthday, and Blackbird hosts Blackbird Vineyards.
  6. Chef Shuffles
    McLeod Resurfaces in San DiegoJason McLeod takes a job out west.
  7. The Other Critics
    Phil Vettel Hands Four Stars to Ria Thanks to ‘Joys of Nuance’Ria gets four stars.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Celebrate End of Duck Season at Ria; Vie Welcomes RampsPlus: Lockwood hosts a beer dinner, and Chicago Q features Lent specials.
  9. Chef Shuffles
    Jason McLeod Out at RiaJason McLeod leaves Ria.
  10. What to Eat
    Welcome Back RiaRia just released a new winter menu after taking a month off.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Aviations at Bernard’s Bar; Terzo Piano Offers Lunch SpecialPlus: Win a free sandwich every week for a year from Einstein’s.
  12. The Other Critics
    Nagrant Picks Top 5 Foods of the YearNagrant picks his favorite of the year.
  13. Vacations
    Restaurants Plan January VacationsA few of the city’s best restaurants will be taking vacations.
  14. Lists
    Newcity Guesses Why Laurent LeftWay more than we needed to know about the year.
  15. Lists
    Time Out Picks 100 Best Bites of the YearTime Out picks its favorite dishes of the year.
  16. Michelin
    Michelin Guide Released Early; Alinea and L2O Get Three StarsThe Chicago Michelin guide was released early.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Tru Hosts Ridge Vineyards; Ria Features ‘Ocean-Friendly’ DinnerPlus: Terzo Piano celebrates the pumpkin.
  18. Slideshow
    Chicago Gourmet’s Food PornA look at the many foods of Chicago Gourmet.
  19. Chef Shuffle
    Stephanie Prida Is the New Executive Pastry Chef for Balsan and RiaThe acclaimed new chef meets the acclaimed new restaurant.
  20. The Other Critics
    Nagrant Attacks Medieval Times and Crowns RiaMichael Nagrant visits the high end and, um, Medieval Times.
  21. Lists
    Ria is Chicago’s Best New RestaurantThe unusual pick is so new its review appears in the same issue.
  22. 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).
  23. The Other Critics
    Gemini Bistro Aces Everything; A Look at the Elysian’s RestaurantsPlus: moderately good Middle Eastern food, yay.
  24. Trends
    Nuts for HickoryBoth Naha and Balsan are using hard-to-get hickory nuts in their beet salads.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. Chef Shuffle
    Splitsville: Mindy Segal And The Elysian HotelThe chef wants to focus on Hot Chocolate.
  28. Fall Preview
    Fall Preview: Where and What to EatFrom eco-friendly burgers to haute hotel caviar, these are the openings we’re buzzing about for fall.
  29. 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.