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Suburban Pizza Maker Joining Paulie Gee's; James Beard Winner Coming to Nico; More

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WEST TOWN—Although the upcoming Chicago expansion of Brooklyn pizza hotspot Paulie Gee's doesn't have a location yet (he's reportedly negotiating a lease in West Town), it does have someone to man the ovens. Derrick Tung, who runs the suburban mobile pizza operation Za Pi, is that man. [Serious Eats]

FULTON MARKET—Single tickets for Next: Chicago Steak are now on sale. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—Stop by Nico Osteria on January 21 to catch James Beard-winner and author Jeffrey Michaud's cookbook celebration and a four-course wine-paired dinner. Copies of Eating Italy are included in the $85 ticket price; contact Ann at 312-994-7101 or for reservations. [EaterWire]

SCHAUMBURG—Big Chef Burgers, a new restaurant from Arlington Heights' Bape Ristorante owner Cristiano Bassani, opens tomorrow at 1602 E. Algonquin Rd. in Schaumburg. In addition to burgers, the restaurant serves Neopolitan-style pizza, gelato milkshakes, and features a full bar. [EaterWire]

Nico Osteria

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