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A short week means the weekend is quickly approaching, and we’re hungry.

DON'T GO TO KRUNKWICH

The ramen house from Sam Auen shuttered in the East Village after issues with the grease trap. Now he plans to relocate to Ingersoll Avenue with a restaurant that combines Japanese dishes with dim sum and Korean fare.

IS ALBA WORTH FOUR STARS?

Datebook Diner Karla Walsh heads to the East Village restaurant to taste what James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Midwest nominee Joe Tripp is cooking in the kitchen lately. Does Alba merit four stars, her top grade?

BACON AND BEER

If the founders of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival have their way, you will soon have a beer that pairs well with bacon. They’re teaming up with Peace Tree Brewing Co. on that very concept. Find out when you can drink it.

ROAD TRIP

Find out where to go in Iowa to drink some wine, eat some chocolate and more, and then spend the night. Nine perfect getaways start here.

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