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Province heads west, and a Blackbird chef shuffle, with big things to come

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Not bad for a 2-year-old.

Province, 161 N. Jefferson, which celebrates its second anniversary in October, is opening a second location in Phoenix, of all places.

The second Province will be in the new Westin Downtown Phoenix. It's slated for a late February opening, chef Randy Zweiban says.

But why Phoenix? For one, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which manages the property, has been wooing Zweiban and his partner since they opened the West Loop restaurant. Also, "my parents live about 40 miles outside of Phoenix," Zweiban says.

The new Province will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and like its Chicago sibling, will be seasonally reflective, but with "a Latin American soul," Zweiban says.

He expects to travel to Phoenix "four to five times a year." "My baby is Chicago," he says.

In other chef news, David Posey moves up from sous chef to chef de cuisine at Blackbird as Mike Sheerin prepares to step out on his own -- or rather, with his chef brother, Patrick, as he recently told the Sun-Times' Carol Slezak.

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