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By Laura Pearson | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This Independence Day, there will be fireworks at Montrose Beach but not at the Taste. Still, according to Priceline, Chicago is the number one Fourth of July destination.

A City Council committee OK’s plans for a second Chicago Walmart. Warns Ald. Schulter (47th), “We are going to be keeping an eye on Walmart.”

A Lincoln Square DJ plays to nostalgia with a cassette tape music label?and the trend is catching on.

Professional eater Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti (remember him from Ribfest?) checks out an all-you-can-eat prix fixe meal in the ‘burbs?and consumes much less than he can eat.

Zagat Survey of Chicago restaurants recognizes Northcenter restaurant, Browntrout, as one of the highest-rated newcomers.

A local artist/CEO is employing other artists to paint houses and weatherproof decks.

A local cook/former Top Chef contestant is packing her knives and preparing a “speakeasy” brunch series at Ravenswood Event Center.

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