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Hi.

My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

So Many Restaurants, So Little Time

So Many Restaurants, So Little Time

WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with Plate Magazine senior editor Amy Cavanaugh to talk about Chicago's evolving culinary scene.

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After years of expansion, Chicago fine dining fans witnessed some surprising closures in 2016.  Michelin-rated GRACE, 42 GRAMS & TRU were among the most high profile establishments to close their doors.

"I think we'll see both, unexpected closings and exciting openings ... we're going to see more places from these more established restaurant groups, but I think we're going to continue to see more restaurants closing" - Amy Cavanaugh on what to expect in 2018.

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The good new is ...

Gary asked Amy what Chicago Restaurant Week menus excited her the most ... 

She says check out brunch at Pilsen-based HaiSous

 Menu item at HaiSous, photo credit Jason Little

Menu item at HaiSous, photo credit Jason Little

 Cocktails at HaiSous, photo credit Jason Little

Cocktails at HaiSous, photo credit Jason Little

Amy also recommends visiting Marisol, located inside the Museum of Contemporary Art

 Inside Marisol, photo courtesy of the MCA

Inside Marisol, photo courtesy of the MCA

 Marisol's Burrata with green melon, chile, lime, and almond oil. Photo Credit Jeff Marini

Marisol's Burrata with green melon, chile, lime, and almond oil. Photo Credit Jeff Marini

 Marisol's Sunflower tart with buckwheat and blackberries. Photo credit: Jeff Marini.

Marisol's Sunflower tart with buckwheat and blackberries. Photo credit: Jeff Marini.

Amy also recommends checking out Lena Brava, Pizzeria Bebu & Cherry Circle Room during Chicago Restaurant Week.

Chicago Restaurant Week continues through February 8

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