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Francesca's Forno Re-Opens; Prida Leaving Ria; More!

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

The new bar at Francesca's Forno [Photo: Tim Hiatt]

WICKER PARK—After first changing the name and saying he'd add a doughnut shop, Scott Harris decided to just change the decor and menu at Francesca's Forno, which re-opened earlier this week. Too bad he ditched the doughnuts.

GOLD COAST—Acclaimed pastry chef Stephanie Prida is leaving the Michelin two-starred Ria for the three-starred L20.

LINCOLN PARK—The Green City Market annual Chefs' Benefit BBQ took place this week and the sweltering temps didn't keep the more than 2,000 people from coming out to chow down on grub from more than 100 chefs.

EVERYWHERE—Master Sommelier Alpana Singh launched Lettuce Wine Cellars, a new wine shop/wine club focusing on unique bottles and education.