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Most Anticipated Summer Openings; Happy Hour Specials Likely Returning to IL; More

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

AROUND TOWN—There are plenty of great new restaurants and bars to look forward to this summer, and Eater Chicago highlights 12 of them on its summer openings guide. New spots from Grant Achatz and Stephanie Izard are among the most anticipated.

AROUND THE STATE—Springfield lawmakers passed an ordinance this week that paves the way for happy hour drink specials, banned in Illinois since 1989, to return. It only needs Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature now.

AROUND TOWN—Are you planning a wedding? If so, check out Eater's guides for great options for restaurants to hold it and restaurants to cater it.

AVONDALE—Parachute, Eater Chicago's 2014 restaurant of the year and a finalist for the James Beard award for best new restaurant in the country, was oh-so-close to never existing. Read the interview with owners Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark here.