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BabyGate Happens; Most Anticipated Winter Openings; More

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[Photo: Barry Brecheisen/@AlineaBaby]

LINCOLN PARK—Have you heard of the great Alinea baby story? Did you hear about it on Good Morning America, the Today show, or in seemingly every news outlet? If not, here's a recap: a baby caused a fuss at Alinea during dinner service last weekend and Grant Achatz sent out an interesting tweet. Everybody and their mom weighed in on whether babies should be allowed in top restaurants, @AlineaBaby launched, Achatz made an appearance on GMA, and he eventually told the full story.

CHICAGO—Although fall and the holiday season are typically the busiest season for openings, many spots are planning to open the rest of the winter. Check out our list of the 22 most anticipated winter openings here.

LAKEVIEW—The end came for Top Chef near-winner Dale Levitski's last restaurant. After Levitski left both his restaurants and Sprout closed, Frog N Snail closed up too.

DOWNTOWN—Cider concepts are officially trendy. After the Fountainhead team announced their upcoming cider bar, Farmhouse gave details of their upcoming cider restaurant.