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Rootstock’s New Chef (and Dinner Menu)
What: Duncan Biddulph fills the void left by former chef Remy Ayesh with hearty, farm-fresh fare (Benton’s country ham crusts, Wisconsin trout, pâté).
Why: Biddulph sous-cheffed at Lula Cafe, so you know he’ll bring the goods.
When: Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 954 N. California Ave., at Augusta Blvd. (773-292-1616).
IPO at W Chicago - City Center
What: New urban cuisine-focused restaurant with whimsical dishes (macerated grape salad, grilled melon block with peekytoe crab and granola, chocolate and popcorn with corn sorbet) located in the Financial District.
Why: The surf-and-turf breakfast Benedict is killer.
When: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where: 172 W. Adams St., b/t S. LaSalle & Wells Sts. (312-917-5608).
Pegboard Modern’s Snazzy New Space
What: Open house rings in the arrival of new vintage/mod products (Eames lounge chairs, Adrian Pearsall coffee table, Charles Harper serigraph).
Why: Special prices and tasty bites.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 4259 S. Western Blvd., at 43rd St. (773-255-8341).
Let Lounge Launches at Market
What: New year-round (climate-controlled), outdoor table tennis lounge; fall menu (curried crab cakes with kimchi); and cocktails (blackberry mojito).
Why: Compete in tourneys for awesome prizes (Blackhawks tickets, cash).
When: Daily, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1113 W. Randolph St., at N. May St. (312-929-4787).
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