Noting notables: Marina Squerciati, Taylor Kinney, Andrew Davis

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SEEN ON THE SCENE: “Chicago PD” actress Marina Squerciati was among those who dropped by the Tuesday VIP opening of Good Stuff Eatery — the first Chicago outlet for former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s fast-casual burger concept. Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash, features handcrafted burgers, fries, a variety of salads, plus hand-spun shakes and floats. … Meanwhile cast members from “Chicago Fire,” including Lady Gaga’s main man Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker and Monica Raymund, were spied hanging out in the piano bar at Gibsons on Rush, where (separately) Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson — the astrophysicist who is a frequent guest on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” Stephen Colbert’s former Comedy Central show, plus “Real Time with Bill Maher” — was also spotted dining. … While many folks love to check out famed groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil” and his widely reported “prediction” about the length of winter, Lyric Opera’s Sir Andrew Davis has an even more intense interest on Groundhog Day: Feb. 2 will be his 71st birthday! … Congrats to Chicago native and Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, who was just honored by the Society of French Film Critics. They named his autobiography, “Friedkin Connection,” the best foreign book on cinema in the past year.


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