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Bobby Flay in Chicago; Naf Naf Opening Friday; More

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VARIOUS LOCATIONS—Celeb chef Bobby Flay is in Chicago filming America's Best Home Cooks and Eater hears he dined at Wicker Park's Big Star and Trenchermen. Apparently he also filmed in and around the Green Mill in Uptown. Anyone have any Flay sightings? [EaterWire/Uptown Update]

LOGAN SQUAREWhistler co-owner Billy Helmkamp thinks cocktails should be more affordable. [Chicagoist]

LOOP—Middle Eastern spot Naf Naf Grill is opening its first city location at 309 W. Washington on Friday. Get there between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for free falafel or shawarma pita (while supplies last). [EaterWire]

ANDERSONVILLE/UPTOWNBongo Room at 5022 N. Clark now has its liquor license. [Uptown Update]

VEGASPiece Brewery & Pizza owner Bill Jacobs has been named as one of two keynote speakers at the 2013 Pizza Expo show in Vegas in March. [EaterWire]

Bobby Flay at the Green Mill [Photo: Uptown Update]

Bongo Room

1470 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 489-0690 Visit Website

Big Star

1531 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 235-4039 Visit Website