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New Menu at Filini; Baltzley's Book Out Tomorrow

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LAKESHORE EAST—Filini chef William Johnson, who took over the kitchen from Christian Fantoni in December, has launched his first menus. New seasonal dishes include risotto with carnaroli rice, braised rabbit ragu, and cerignola olives; and swordfish with sage and prosciutto crusted, eggplant puree, and puttanesca. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Brandon Baltzley's book Nine Lives: A Chef's Journey from Chaos to Control hits shelves tomorrow. Baltzley is currently on a book tour that hits town later this month. [EaterWire]

FAIRBURY—The spring and summer schedule for the Farm Tour and Dinners at Slagel Family Farm is out and the first one on May 18 features chef Nicole Pederson of Found and chef John Asbaty of Panozzo's Italian Market. Each event features bus transportation, arriving at 2:30 p.m., snacks, a butchering demonstration, a tour, and a four-course dinner. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—Baume & Brix opens early for its first lunch shift tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Options include "small" selections (like potato chip gnocchi), "between the bread" (four sandwiches including the B&B burger), and "big" lunch entrees ("brick" chicken, for example). [EaterWire]


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