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The best meal of 2017 – Chicago-area chefs describe their favorite bites

Restaurant: 5 Rabanitos, 1758 W. 18th St., Chicago, www.5RabanitosDotCom.Wordpress.com

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Restaurant: Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market, www.RoisterRestaurant.com

Restaurant: Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St., www.GeneAndGeorgetti.com

Restaurant: RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois St., Chicago, www.RPMRestaurants.com

Restaurant: Monteverde, 1020 W. Madison St., Chicago, www.MonteverdeChicago.com

Restaurant: Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St., Chicago, www.OrioleChicago.com

Restaurant: Star of Siam, 11 E. Illinois St., Chicago, www.StarOfSiamChicago.com

Restaurant: Cherry Circle Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, www.LSdatcaa.com/cherry-circle-room

Restaurant: Cafe Tola, 3612 Southport, Chicago, www.CafeTola.com

Restaurant: Gather, 4539 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, www.GatherChicago.com

Restaurant: Bombay Breakdown “pop-up restaurant” at the Long Room, 1612 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, www.LongRoomChicago.com

Restaurant: Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago www.DosUrbanCantina.com

Restaurant: Smyth, 177 N. Ada St., www.SmythAndTheLoyalist.com

The restaurant: Mr. Brown’s Lounge, 2301 W. Chicago Ave. and 81 E. Wacker Place, Chicago, www.MrBrownsLounge.com

The restaurant: Mr. Brown’s Lounge, 2301 W. Chicago Ave. and 81 E. Wacker Place, Chicago, www.MrBrownsLounge.com

The restaurant: Ocean Cut Chicago, 20 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, www.OceanCutChicago.com

Restaurant: Somerset at the Viceroy Chicago, 1118 N. State St., Chicago, www.ViceroyHotelsAndResorts.com/en/chicago/dining_and_nightlife/somerset

Restaurant: Little Goat Diner, 20 W. Randolph St., Chicago, www.LittleGoatChicago.com

Restaurant: Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St., 40th Floor, Chicago, www.EverestRestaurant.com

Restaurant: MAD Social, 1140 W. Madison St., Chicago, www.MADSocialChicago.com

Restaurant: Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave., Chicago, www.QuioteChicago.com

Restaurant: The Publican, 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, www.ThePublicanRestaurant.com

Restaurant: A Tavola, 2148 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, www.ATavolaChi.com

Restaurant: Prime and Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago, www.PrimeAndProvisions.com

Restaurant: Les Nomades, 222 E. Ontario, Chicago, www.LesNomades.net

Restaurant: TWO, 1132 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, www.113Two.com

Restaurant: Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, www.GiantRestaurant.com

Restaurant: Punjabi Dhaba, 2525 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, www.PunjabiDhabhaChicago.com

Restaurant: Margeaux Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria, 11 E. Walton St., Chicago, www.michaelmina.net

Restaurant: Parachute, 3900 N. Elston Ave., www.ParachuteRestaurant.com

Restaurant: La Costa Mariscos, 3119 N. Central Ave, Chicago, www.LaCostaChicago.com

Restaurant: Café Tola, 3324 N. California Ave., Chicago, www.CafeTola.com

Restaurant: Frontera Grill, 445 N. Clark St., Chicago, www.RickBayless.com/Restaurants/Frontera-Grill

Restaurant: Sun Wah, 5039 N. Broadway, Chicago, www.SunWahBBQ.com

Restaurant: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, 747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, and Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Bakery in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, www.HotChocolateChicago.com

Restaurant: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, 747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, and Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Bakery in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, www.HotChocolateChicago.com

Restaurant: Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, 4659 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, www.ItalianFiestaPizzeria.com

    The best meal of 2017 - Chicago-area chefs describe their favorite bites
    What was the best thing you ate in a Chicago-area restaurant this year? We asked 60 chefs, restaurant owners and other food professionals that same question, and here is what they told us. Every year, several restaurants receive multiple nods, and this year, Smyth restaurant in Chicago is one of string of eateries that snagged raves from several people.
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7 hours ago

Man, 21, killed in McKinley Park Target parking lot shooting

...Chicago's Southwest Side.He walked up to a 2014 Nissan Altima parked in the 1900-block of West 33rd Street in the city's McKinley Park neighborhood and started talking to the person inside around...

...the car. He was reportedly returning to the scene when officers stopped him in the 3300-block of South Damen.Area Central detectives are handling the investigation.Target released this statement Thursday night in response...

    Man, 21, killed in Target parking lot shooting
    A 21-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in a Target parking lot on Chicago's Southwest Side. He walked up to a 2014 Nissan Altima parked in the 1900-block of West 33rd Street in the city's McKinley Park neighborhood and started talking to the person inside around 8 p.m., police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

8 hours ago

Concealed carry license holder fatally shoots man in South Side parking lot

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. in a parking lot shared by Target and Fifth Third Bank in the 1900 block of West 33rd Street in McKinley Park, police said.

Witnesses told police a silver Nissan fled the scene after shots were fired, the source said. Officers stopped a car matching that description as it returned to the scene in the 3300 block of South Damen Avenue, according to the source.

    Concealed carry holder fatally shoots man in South Side parking lot
    A concealed carry holder told police he fatally shot a man who tried to rob him at gunpoint Thursday night in a South Side business parking lot, according to preliminary information from a source. The shooting happened about 8 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

8 hours ago

Score Luxurious, Limited-Edition Gifts from Two Chicago Brands

Wardrobe for CPS hosts a pop-up shop at Artpentry (1932 S. Halsted St.) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selling Champion merchandise decked with...

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Meanwhile, exclusive hat-maker Optimo (51 W. Jackson Blvd., optimo.com) will make 150 custom pieces of its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired hat. Dubbed...

Madewell (932 N. Rush St., madewell.com) is taking 25 percent off purchases made in store and online through December 19. Gift-worthy goods at the women’s store include a D.I.Y. necklace kit ($42 full-price) and a ring with mixed-metal stars ($18 full-price).

Ted Baker (1011 N. Rush St., tedbaker.com) has items on sale for up to 50 percent off. Score a party-ready skater dress (reduced from $439 to $263) and a festive zig-zag bowtie (reduced from $60 to $41).

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington Blvd., randolphstreetmarket.com) hosts its Holiday Market Shopping Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. More than 125...

    Score Luxurious, Limited-Edition Gifts from Two Chicago Brands
    Looking for a last-minute but lavish holiday gift? Two local brands have you covered with new, limited-edition pieces for women or men. Ricorso ( ricorsodesign.com), a Chicago-based luxury label, released its Madison Jacket earlier this week. Created as a holiday accent piece, the limited-edition jacket combines gold or silver tweed with grommets, sequins, and fur textiles; it retails for $1,000.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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13 hours ago

Concealed carry holder fatally shoots man in South Side parking lot

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 33rd Street in a parking lot shared by Target and Fifth Third Bank in McKinley Park, police said.

...source said. Officers stopped a vehicle matching that description returning to the scene in the 3300 block of South Damen Avenue, according to the source. Two weapons — a semi-automatic gun and a revolver — were found...

    Concealed carry holder fatally shoots man in South Side parking lot
    A concealed carry holder told police he fatally shot a man who tried to rob him at gunpoint Thursday night in a South Side business parking lot, according to preliminary information from a source. The shooting happened about 8 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Man fatally shot in McKinley Park parking lot

Police work the scene where a person was shot near the intersection of West 33rd Street and South Damen Avenue on Dec. 14, 2017, in Chicago.

A Cook County Crime Stoppers bulletin posted on a tree just outside the business parking lot advertised a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man that had also occurred in the 3300 block of South Damen in October.

    Man fatally shot in McKinley Park parking lot
    Police say one person was shot Thursday night in a parking lot near a Target and a bank in McKinley Park on the South Side. Officers shined flashlights into a black Dodge Charger parked in a lot shared by the department store and Fifth Third Bank near the intersection of West 33rd Street and South Damen Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

17 hours ago

Man shot and killed in parking lot of Target on the Southwest Side

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    Man shot and killed in parking lot of Target on the Southwest Side
    CHICAGO -- A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Target on the Southwest Side Thursday evening. According to preliminary reports, a man was shot while attempting to rob another person in the parking lot of the Target near 33rd St. and Damen in the McKinley Park neighborhood around 8 p.m.
    http://wgntv.com

29 hours ago

Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple

The charges are all felonies with a sentencing range of six to 30 years. Jones’ last known address is in the 1000 block of West 14th Street.

    Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple
    A Chicago man was held without bail Wednesday after he was charged with armed robbery and home invasion in the theft of $50,000 from an 85-year-old Arlington Heights man and his 79-year-old wife.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

29 hours ago

Man attempts to lure 15-year-old girl into his SUV

Around 7:15 a.m., a man in a light colored compact SUV attempted to lure a 15-year-old girl into his vehicle in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

    Man attempts to lure 15-year-old girl into his SUV
    Police are warning of a man who tried to lure a teenage girl into his SUV Wednesday morning on the Near West Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

29 hours ago

Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago

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12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-940-3552

20 E. Delaware Place 312-397-3633

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414

521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500

26 W. Hubbard St. 312-863-7427

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

10 E. Randolph St. 312-739-0120

    Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago
    Nothing dresses up Chicago like the holiday season. Lights twinkle from the trees, wreaths hang from doorways and decorations make windows festive. The holidays are a perfect time to spread love and loosen up before another year, so we've rounded up some of our favorite holiday-related activities, Christmas or otherwise, that are sure to put you in the spirit.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

29 hours ago

Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple

The charges are all felonies with a sentencing range of six to 30 years. Jones’ last known address is in the 1000 block of West 14th Street.

    Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple
    A Chicago man was held without bail Wednesday after he was charged with armed robbery and home invasion in the theft of $50,000 from an 85-year-old Arlington Heights man and his 79-year-old wife.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

30 hours ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...literally and figuratively. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Circus Studio (2156 W. 18th Place), so stop by for a piece of the party. Tickets: $15. eventbrite.com...

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...alternative skating option right across the street this week at the Chicago Athletic Association’s (12 S. Michigan Ave.) Mistletoes holiday skating party. This weekend, the hotel turns its historic gym space into a...

...grassroots organizations. It begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Breathing Room space (1434 W. 51st St.). Tickets: $10-$20. eventbrite.com...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    "The Nutcracker" is back, plus ice-skating alternatives and an exhibit from one of Chicago's favorite artists this weekend. Another Chicago Christmas tradition As is tradition, Chicago's world-renowned Joffrey Ballet will tackle "The Nutcracker" during another holiday season. This year, the company is bringing back the "Nutcracker" show that debuted last season, from Christopher Wheeldon, the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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