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[Photo: The Black Sheep]

WEST TOWN—After Time Out Chicago issued The Black Sheep a low-ranking two-star review, chef/owner James Toland snapped back and the fallout wasn't pretty.

SOMEWHERE—Is Lettuce Entertain You thinking of opening a BBQ restaurant? The company says no, but after Lettuce hosted a BBQ lunch prepared by award-winning pit master Myron Mixon, you just never know.

GOLD COAST—Continuing the pastry chef-shuffles, Boka Restaurant Group's Kady Yon announced she was leaving to head up the dessert program at Ian Schrager's forthcoming Public hotel.

BUCKTOWN—Looks like grilled cheese is the new hot trend, as Dion Antic is working on Melt Sandwich Shop, set to open after Labor Day.