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LINCOLN PARK—Want to win dinner at Alinea? Then help blogger Carol Blymire of Alinea at Home raise money for Share Our Strength. Even small donations of $5 get a chance to win a four-person meal at Alinea courtesy of chef Grant Achatz.
WEST TOWN—The culinary corridor on Chicago Avenue is about to get a boost of Belgium when Leopold opens on New Year's Eve. While it's BYO until they get their liquor license, hopefully Jan. 4, you can dig in to some tasty comfort food like braised short ribs, moules frites and seared scallops.
DOWNTOWN—Ready to rock? The Hard Rock is. Pete Wentz's hot River North nightclub Angels & Kings is set to move their digs into the Hard Rock Hotel's lobby bar sometime in early 2011. Could this be the start of a bigger relationship?
EVERYWHERE—New Year's Eve is a week away ... do you have plans yet? Don't fret. Plenty of restaurants around Chicago have great deals going, and we have a solid list of spots for you check out in our New Year's Eve dining guide.