Rancics Officially Open Chicago Restaurant

Reality show stars team with Melman family to open RPM Italian.

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Meet the dream team that is poised to take the Chicago restaurant world by storm. Reality stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic have teamed up with RJ, Molly and Jerrod Melman to open RPM Italian at 52 W. Illinois. More than 500 guests attended a grand opening event on Saturday night to christen the swanky 8,000 square foot space. Chef Doug Psaltis helms the kitchen and mixologist Paul McGee is behind the innovative cocktail menu.
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With reality TV cameras rolling, the Rancics thanked the crowd for their support and received rousing applause for their decision to open the restaurant in Chicago instead of Los Angeles -- a decision the pair mulled over during Season 4 of the Style Network show, "Giuliana and Bill."
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Giuliana got behind the bar to showcase her mixology skills.
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White Sox third baseman Gordan Beckham.
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Bears coach Lovie Smith and wife MaryAnn came out to support the Rancics.
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Miss Illinois Ashley Hooks.
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Giuliana's parents, including Mama DePandi, whose recipes influence the restaurant's menu.
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Chicago Bears Charles Tillman and Matt Toeaina
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Giuliana pose with her stylist, Chicago's Eric Himel. For the record, she was wearing a a long, navy blue Halston Heritage dress with a thigh high slit.
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Giuliana shows off her juggling skills behind the bar.
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Season 5 of the show will be a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process behind the restaurant. It premieres April 2nd on the Style Network.
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NBC5's Alicia Roman and Marion Brooks join the party.
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Giuliana shows off her juggling skills.
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Bears head coach Lovie Smith and wife MaryAnne.
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Chicago designer Azeeza Desai poses with Giuliana Rancic.
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24/7 Chicago's Catie Keogh and Henson Consulting's Kathleen Henson.
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RPM Italian co-owner R.J. Melman and BOKA Restaurant Group's Kevin Boehm.
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Giuliana and Bill shake things up behind the bar.
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Walter E. Smithe's Tim Smith and wife, Mary.
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The Rancics with D.C. and Alayna Crenshaw.
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Blogger/host Candace Jordan.
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