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In the Kitchen at Next; Sushi Wabi Closing; More

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FULTON MARKET—On the eve of its first anniversary, Eater spent a full day in the kitchen at Next getting to know the players behind the scene and checking in on the activity that goes on during dinner service. Check out the two-part series.

WEST LOOP—Long-standing spot Sushi Wabi announced this week that it lost its lease. But other reports say they chose not to sign a new lease. Either way, the whole situation has become, well, pretty emotional.

RIVER NORTHGraham Elliot's new exec chef Andrew Brochu recently introduced a new spring menu and he sketched out some dishes for Eater.

RIVER NORTHPops for Champagne is celebrating its 30th anniversary from starting in Lakeview to its current spot at Ohio and State. Eater chatted with owner Tom Verhey about his effervescent ride.