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 NEW RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO 

Chef Curtis Duffy (Grace) returns to Chicago’s dining scene with Ever, which he co-owns with director of operations Michael Muser. Guests enjoy a tasting menu of 8-10 courses that might include creations such as Osetra caviar, crab, cucumber, citrus lace. Ever, 1340 W. Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60607, no phone.
 

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 CHICAGO FOOD EVENTS 

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  ONGOING EVENTS 

Ongoing
Alinea is evolving to continue to serve diners during the COVID-19 pandemic. AIR: Alinea in Residence offers a multi-course, rooftop dining experience in the West Loop with al fresco seating (rain or shine). Meanwhile, pickup options include Alinea To Go: Bento Box ($55, with a selection of three nigiri, king crab maki, prawn tempura with togarashi-miso sauce, binchotan grilled diver scallop with a spicy white sesame sauce, seasonal sashimi salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette, yuzu infused Nashi pear, cantaloupe panna cotta with sudachi and almonds) and Alinea To Go: Omakase ($95, with the Bento Box plus 7x ranch beef tataki with ponzu and chilies; wild mushroom chawanmushi with dashi; local tomatoes with red miso, fried garlic and shiso; duck meatball and shishito peppers; seaweed and sonomono; shortbread cookies). Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 312-867-0110.
 



 NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

VitaBowl, a source for delivery-only, plant-based meals VitaBowl Coming to Chicago
VitaBowl, a source for delivery-only, plant-based meals, is a project co-founded by chef/restaurateur Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), entrepreneur Charles Michael Yim and Miko Lorenzo (head of Food & Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton). The service has started in the Los Angeles area but plans to expand to San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Austin and Chicago. On the menu you’ll find options like “Cali - Rejuvenate | Mood Booster,” featuring RightRice, quinoa, shaved Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, avocado crema and kombucha apple cider vinaigrette.
 



 UPDATES ON CHICAGO CHEFS 

Spiaggia, the long-held standard for Italian food in Chicago, ushers in another era with Midwesterner Eric Lees following Top Chef winner Joe Flamm as executive chef. Lees trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis and flourished under chef Mathias Merges’ teams for his restaurants A10 and Yusho. Lees joined owner/partner Tony Mantuano during his annual pilgrimage to Italy this fall, a trip which deepened his awareness for classic cuisine. Spiaggia, One Magnificent Mile, 2nd Floor, 980 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-280-2750.
 



 CHICAGO RESTAURANT CLOSINGS 

West Town's Bar Biscay has shuttered. Bar Biscay, 1450 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, no phone.
 



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