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WEST LOOP—"Top Chef" finalist and 8-year Spiaggia executive chef Sarah Grueneberg is in the midst of constructing her first restaurant somewhere in the West Loop. Stay tuned for more on what should be one of the hottest new spots.

AROUND TOWN—Eater National critic Bill Addison is in the midst of surveying many of Chicago's restaurants in his quest to name the best in the country. Check out his opinions of Fat Rice, Topolobampo and Frontera Grill, and Grace.

LAKEVIEW—Here's a word to the wise: Don't advertise a "knockout deal" and associate it with shamed NFL running back Ray Rice. That's what Cheesie's did on Twitter, but they quickly erased it and apologized.

WEST LOOP—A massive new pizza place, bar, and ginormous patio opened on Green Street on Friday. Check out the photos and menus for Parlor Pizza Bar here.