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This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
EVERYWHERE—There are only two weeks left until the end of the year ... have you made your New Year's Eve plans yet? Eater has compiled a pretty extensive guide to help you figure out where to eat and drink on Dec. 31.
EDGEWATER—Uncommon Ground has long been recognized for its efforts to help the environment from its use of recycled water and reclaimed wood and for building the country's first-ever organic rooftop garden. Now the Green Restaurant Association has named it the No. 1 greenest restaurant in America.
LINCOLN PARK—Derby, with its—what else?—Kentucky Derby theme, opens tonight in the space that formerly occupied Charlie's Ale House and has 24 beers on tap, 15 bourbons and more. See our "by the numbers" post.
ANDERSONVILLE—Simon's Tavern has had a vintage Brandt gray metallic cash register since original owner Simon Lundberg installed it in 1934. Now the weighty item, which was in an off-limits area, has been stolen. Have you seen it?