RIVER NORTH—Chef Laurent Tourondel's BLT American Brasserie is opening tonight. The restaurant, at 500 W. Superior, apparently has been physically ready, but just got final city approval today so they decided to open for dinner at 5:30. Go get in line now. [EaterWire]
RIVER EAST—Quay Restaurant has announced Dan Marquis as its exec chef, which they found through a Food Network competition on the new show Chef Hunter. The restaurant will host a free viewing party on Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. when the episode airs.
WICKER PARK—Reyka Vodka takes over the Bedford at 10 p.m. on Dec. 6 and will give out free drinks while you watch a live performance by Iceandic band Jeff Who? Stick around for a chance to win a free trip for two to Iceland. [EaterWire]
LAKEVIEW—Miss the Soprano's? Get a chance to dine with three of the show's characters—Big Pussy, Furio Giunta and Larry Boy Barese—at Soprano's Restaurant (2901 N. Sheffield) on Sunday, Dec. 4 between 6 and 9. Reserve your $75 spot by calling 773-871-0990. [EaterWire]