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Schwa's Michael Carlson Arrested; Bavette's Opens; More

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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf [Photo: Jason Little]

WICKER PARK—Things often get a little crazy in the kitchen at Schwa, but when chef/owner Michael Carlson took it out to the street and fired off a bunch of fireworks, the cops came down and took him away.

RIVER NORTHBavette's Bar & Boeuf, the latest eatery from Brendan Sodikoff (Maude's, Au Cheval, Gilt Bar), is officially open and is gorgeous. Come take a look inside.

LOGAN SQUARE—Following some speculation, news emerged that the crew behind Telegraph is taking over the space next door after Ciao Napoli closed to open an American osteria.

AROUND TOWNBizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern was in town this week shooting a second Chicago episode and while here, he popped into Next and spilled some news about its upcoming kaiseki (Japanese tasting) menu. And dishes on why he loves Chicago's food scene to boot.