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RIVER NORTH—The last prong of Eataly is now open. Baffo is a white tablecloth fine dining establishment based on Mario Batali's Babbo in NYC with its own entrance and all. It's also booked until January.
LINCOLN PARK—Geeks of Chicago, it's time to rejoice. A bar, restaurant, and event space just for you is opening in a few months on Clybourn. Expect Dungeons & Dragons, nerdy movie screenings, craft beer, and food from BadHappy Poutine Shop's chef.
RIVER NORTH—Paris Club is getting a ramen bar. Lettuce Entertain You is turning the lounge and bar area into a ramen spot and closing the popular celebrity haven for a couple months in January. Studio Paris upstairs will get a separate entrance too.
CHICAGO—Many restaurants are rushing to open before the holidays. Cicchetti in Streeterville, Parts and Labor in Logan Square, a Billy Goat Tavern in the Loop, mEAT in Boystown, Blaze Pizza in Lakeview, Bow & Stern in West Town, and Sportsmans Club on Western already opened this week. Keep checking Eater for more openings.