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Ultimate Alfresco

Plan ahead for your outdoor concert picnic

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    It's not about the basket; it's about what's IN the basket.

    With Ravinia launching its 2009 season on Friday, June 5, the Grant Park Music Festival starting up on Tuesday, June 9 and the Movies in the Park series at Grant Park following in July and August,  it's time to dust off that picnic basket in the basement and buy a citronella candle or two.  More importantly, you'll want to figure out how to impress your evening picnic dates with some delicious eats slightly more refined than a bucket of fried chicken or a greasy bag of fast food. Here are a handful of places around town where you can get some gourmet picnic eats to go: