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The Weekend Guide

rootstock chicago!

You’ve got new ’stock options.

MEET
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).

EAT
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).

CELEBRATE
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).

RALLY
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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LOCATIONS
1113 W Randolph St
@ N May St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-929-4787
4259 S Western Blvd
@ 43rd St
Chicago, IL 60609
773-255-8341
954 N California Ave
@ W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, IL 60622
773-292-1616
W Chicago - City Center
172 W Adams St
bt S LaSalle & Wells Sts
Chicago, IL 60603
312-332-1200
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