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Burger Week; The Bedford & Aviary Open; More!

The Bedford's Vault
The Bedford's Vault
Photo: Timothy Hiatt Photography

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

EVERYWHERE—Eater went into burger overload this week with the first-ever nationwide Burger Week 2011. We had contests. We had guest bloggers. We had special Eater Burgers. See all of the coverage.

WICKER PARK—Following months of buzz building, The Bedford finally opens its doors Friday night in the former MB Bank Building. Want to feel really cool? Grab a spot in the drinks-only bank vault lounge.

LINCOLN PARKDerby is in the midst of construction and will open in the former Charlie's Ale House space in August.

FULTON LOUNGE—Last weekend, The Aviary finally opened to the public and Eater was on hand on opening night—along with some eager Grant Achatz fans who lined up at noon (the doors didn't open until 6 p.m.)—and has a great photo gallery.