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First-Ever Sidewalk Patio Coming to Lawrence; Free Ice Cream Tomorrow; More

LINCOLN SQUARE—The Chicago City Council finally approved the first sidewalk patio on Lawrence Avenue last week. Himmel's is the recipient; the restaurant will put six tables and umbrellas as well as a "Bavarian-style fence" out front on May 30. [DNAinfo/EaterWire]

NATIONWIDE—Tomorrow is free cone day at all Haagen-Dazs locations. Stop into any one between 4 and 8 p.m. for a free scoop. [EaterWire]

EVANSTON—There's a full week of foie gras on the menu at Bistro Bourdeaux. The restaurant is offering a four-course foie gras menu all week for $59, a foie gras cooking class and tasting on Saturday, and a free talk with the Tribune writer and "The Foie Gras Wars" author Mark Caro on Sunday. Email for more information. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—The Dec, the rooftop lounge outside Deca Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, reopened today with revamped menus. The biggest change is the addition of large plates; read the full thing below. [EaterWire]

[Photo: Himmel's]


2251 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL