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46 Options: Here's Your Comprehensive Guide to New Year's Eve

There are only two weeks left in 2014 and if you haven't started thinking about New Year's yet, it's time to get moving. Most places will be open on New Year's Eve offering guests special prix fixe...

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This is what Hot Doug's looks like now.

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Melman's Intro will kick off with "Top Chef" alum C.J. Jacobson in February.

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Trying to make last-minute dinner plans? Eater scanned through all 498 Chicago-area restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. The best reservations are running...

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Plus, Owen & Engine closed this weekend due to construction issues; Chili cook-off Sunday at Empty Bottle.

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New Studio Gang Supertall; Vintage Downtown Christmas Photos; More

And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.

Winter Tracking

First Intro Chef CJ Jacobson Says He's 'A Guinea Pig' For LEYE's Revolving Chef Concept

Chef still hammering out menu details for LEYE concept taking over L20 space.

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The Last-Minute Friday Reservation Guide

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Eat a Pizza Created By Doug Sohn in March at Piece

Piece brings in Hot Doug's guru, Stephanie Izard & Honey Butter Fried Chicken to make pies for charity.

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Sula Thinks Execution Holds Back Oak + Char; Pastas Reign at Charlatan; More

Plus Roxie's by the Slice is a good late-night pizza.

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Labriola Ristorante Michigan Avenue Inching Towards Early 2015 Opening

The bread extraordinaire behind Stan's Donuts is readying his three-parter on the Mag Mile.

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Are pricey New Year's Eve packages worth it?

"New Year's Eve" © Warner Bros. Do you hear that? That's the sound of time ticking as you feverishly text and email friends while searching restaurant websites trying to figure out what you're...

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Michelin-Starred Senza in East Lakeview to Shutter On January 17

Wheat's End Artisan Foods and Cafe will replace it in February.

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Garrett Popcorn Settles Chicago Mix Suit; 404 Wine Bar Gets a Revamp; More

Plus Donutfest tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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New App Surfaces to Manage Waits at Casual Restaurants

How is it different than the many other new restaurant apps?

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These Restaurants Failed the Most Health Inspections in 2014

The results may or may not surprise you.

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After 2 1/2 Years, Pane Caldo's Finally Reopening Tomorrow

Beloved Italian joint will reopen less than a half a mile from original location off Michigan Avenue.

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The 2014 Eater Awards for Chicago

This year’s winners for restaurant of the year and more.

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Chicago Beer Gets Even Craftier: Baderbräu to Open Brewery in South Loop

Facility includes tap room and could open next year.

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Next Dish a Favorite of James Beard Foundation; Jason Paskewitz's Project Gets a Name; More

Plus, Enolo Wine Bar hosting 12 sommeliers' wine picks for charity.

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Where to Eat at O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

There's plenty of standout food options at one of the world's busiest airports.

Coming Attractions

Not Run of the Mill: Eris Ciderhouse Plans Please Public

Plan awaits city council approval, could open in spring 2016.

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More Purple Pig Pugilism: Partners File Counter Claim Versus Scott Harris

Those implicated against Harris in November lawsuit strike back.

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City Accused 81 Restaurants and Bars of Violating Happy Hour Law Last New Years Eve

81 restaurants and bars were found in violation of a little known 1989 law last year.

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