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How Busy Nico Osteria is; Three Aces Coming to West Town; More

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

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GOLD COAST—Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality's Nico Osteria is so busy that prime reservations are booked until April. We chatted with general manager Dustin Heilmann to find out how busy and the best way to get a table at the hotspot.

WEST TOWN—The saga of the shuttered beloved West Town Tavern is coming to an end. Ownership of beloved raucous Taylor Street restaurant Three Aces is moving into the space soon.

HIGHLAND PARK—Here's an interesting highlight from the just-released Ravinia schedule: Food Network in Concert. Food Network TV personalities will perform on the same stage as John Mayer this September. Yes, you read that correctly.

RAVENSWOOD—Want to taste a variety of cuisines from around the globe, listen to live music and play shuffleboard, all in the same place? If you answered yes, you're in luck. Grand Tour, one of the most-anticipated winter openings, is now open.