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Crumbs Giveaway; Chicago Gourmet Dine Around; More

Chalkboard participates in Chicago Gourmet's Dine Around
Chalkboard participates in Chicago Gourmet's Dine Around
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DOWNTOWN—In celebration of the opening of its second Chicago location, at 134 N. LaSalle, Crumbs Bake Shop will give away 1,000 cupcakes on Aug. 31 starting at noon. Watch for more locations to pop up soon. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHEREChicago Gourmet's Dine Around kicked off last night, allowing people to hit a minimum of five of the dozens of participating restaurants (and spend at least $35) to earn a free ticket to the culinary event. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARKStephanie Izard will battle reigning Quick Fire Competition champ Chris Pandel at Perennial Virant Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

NORTH CENTER—Hit Browntrout on Aug. 31 for a multi-course prix fixe featuring Spence Farm produce. Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago author Jennifer Olvera will be on hand and will give away one free book per seated couple. The dinner costs $40 (add $30 for wine pairings) and reserve by calling 773-472-4111. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARKJam n' Honey, a new breakfast and lunch spot, has opened at 958 W. Webster. [EaterWire]