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Perennial Virant Opens; New Eater Heat Map; More!

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

After shutting down Perennial following Ryan Poli's departure, the Boka Restaurant Group this week re-opened the fully rehabbed Perennial Virant with farm-to-table expert and Michelin one star-chef Paul Virant at the helm.

EVERYWHERE—Need to know where to eat right now? Check out the new Eater Chicago Heat Map that lists all the hottest restaurants of the moment.

SOUTH LOOP—Just about a month before opening, Tribute announced this week it replaced chef Brandon Baltzley with Lawrence Letreroand drugs may have been the reason.

EVERYWHEREChicago Craft Beer Week kicked off on Thursday and Eater has a list of great events and how you can get yourself a passport to gain entry.

LAKEVIEW—After nearly a decade serving the community, Boystown lost Firely, an intimate and welcoming French brasserie-style restaurant that shuttered.