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Ciao Baci's new chef Yolanda Diaz, who comes to the Hillcrest bistro after working as a pastry chef at the Capital Hotel, has created a new dinner menu. It includes a Chorizo Matador, flavored with cherries and dried figs; seared duck with fennel and potato terrine and a beef noisette, marinated in hazelnut oil and balsamic vinaigrette, doused with a brie and caper cream. Ciao Baci, at 605 N. Beechwood, opens at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The phone number is 603-0238.
Fans of home-cooking, rejoice. Your Mama's Good Food has reopened in its new, significantly larger location at 215 Center St. Breakfast currently begins at 7 a.m., with lunch running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday. The phone number is 372-1811.