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All About Monday's James Beard Awards; Chicago's Best New Patios; More

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

THE LOOP—Chicago hosts the "Oscars of the food world," aka the James Beard Awards, for the first time on Monday evening. Here are all the public events surrounding it, New Yorkers' take and advice from Eater's Editor-in-Chief, and the awards' impact on Chicago.

AROUND TOWN—Temperatures will hit the 70s this weekend, meaning patio season is upon us. This handy map shows you all the best new spots for outdoor dining and drinking in Chicago.

LINCOLN SQUARE—Eater's fantastic video series, 60 Second Tasting Menu, has landed in Chicago. Check out the first one here, which highlights the "Game of Thrones" menu at Michelin-starred Elizabeth.

LAKEVIEW—The monthly One Year In series highlights The Roost, an under-the-radar opening a year ago amidst Chicago's wide-ranging fried chicken boom.