RIVER NORTH—On Sept. 15, Fulton's on the River hosts the first-ever Common Threads Cook Off featuring nearly 30 chefs like Evan Percoco, Nicole Pederson, Stephanie Izard, Tim Graham, Todd Stein, Sarah Levy and Tony Priolo. GA tickets, priced at $75 (VIP at $150), are still available online.
LOGAN SQUARE—After being closed in order to expand, Lula Cafe re-opens tonight at 6 p.m. for dinner service. [EaterWire]
WEST LOOP—Ina's will host its last lobster dinner of 2011 on Sept. 23. Make your reservations for the $45 fete now before it fills up. Call 312-226-8227 before Sept. 21. [EaterWire]
LAKEVIEW—Kanela Breakfast Club may have to think about a name change since it's now also serving dinner. The BYO spot will have items like lamb burgers with tzatziki and whipped feta; and duck breast with creamy horseradish and onion confit. [EaterWire]
SOUTH LOOP—Gioco has a new chef, Gaetano Ascione, who will introduce his new menu early this fall. [EaterWire]
LOOP—On Monday, Sept. 19, Skyy Spirits hosts "Women & Whiskies," a tasting event by women for women to educate on the differences in whiskies from around the world. The $20 event, taking place at 315 N. LaSalle from 7 to 9 p.m., costs $20 with 100 percent of proceeds going to Dress for Success. Call 707-260-0123 to RSVP. Must be 21. [EaterWire]