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Chicago's Most Anticipated Spring Openings; The Hottest Brunch Restaurants in Town; More

This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

AROUND TOWN—Spring is finally in the air, meaning it's time to alert the public about this season's most anticipated openings. There's a new spot from Rick Bayless, a Top Chef alum's restaurant, and many more among the 25.

AROUND TOWN—Another thing that's good in the spring is going to weekend brunch. We updated the list of the hottest brunch spots in town, adding acclaimed restaurants like Fat Rice, Cicchetti, and many more.

AROUND TOWN—The quarterly update of our list of Chicago's essential 38 restaurants also hit the wires. Pequod's, La Sirena Clandestina, and Mindy's Hot Chocolate are now among restaurant royalty.

PILSEN—Jason Vincent, a 2013 Food & Wine best new chef, shockingly announced he's leaving Nightwood. His sous chef will take over the kitchen at the acclaimed restaurant.