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Kitchen Confidential

top foodie secret!

Report from the FBI, Munchkin Unit (highly classified)

Mission: Have a child infiltrate a fancy French restaurant. Successfully.

Test site: Aigre Doux, near Merchandise Mart.

Activity: Upon entering, Special Agent Small Fry and his parents ask about the secret, off-menu meals for tots ages 12 and under. Server explains that choices range from organic carrot soup to turkey meatballs. Acting on a tip, parents ask if Fry can visit the kitchen to watch chefs Malika Ameen and Mohammad Islam prepare his meal. Server seats Fry in a red plastic chair behind the chefs, who offer to let him roll his own pizza dough.

Summary: Mission accomplished — and it’s all too good to keep under cover.


Aigre Doux, 230 West Kinzie Street, between Franklin and Wells Streets (312-329-9400 or aigredouxchicago.com).

This Week in Chicago!

PLAY
Wicker Park Fest
What: The street fest’s tent for tykes has punk-rock hairstyling, live music by Little Miss Ann, make-your-own band tees, and more.
Why: You know where to park it.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Milwaukee Ave., at North Ave. (773-384-2672).

PUSH
Burnham Park

What: Coast on the lakeside skateboard park’s concrete bowls, raised berms, and platforms; stunts welcome.
Why: Ramp up the fun.
When: Daily, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 3100 Lake Shore Dr., at 31st St. (773-256-0949).

BROWSE
Greenheart Shop

What: Ecocentric boutique unveils a new Wicker Park location crammed with fair trade puppets, wooden toys, organic cotton onesies, and more.
Why: Baby shower shopping made easy.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1911 W. Division St., b/t Wolcott & Winchester Aves. (312-264-1625).

LOCATIONS
230 W Kinzie St
bt Franklin & Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
312-329-9400
3100 S Lake Shore Dr
@ E 31 St
Chicago, IL 60616
773-256-0949
1911 W Division St
bt Wolcott & Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-264-1625
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