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Paris Club's New Chef; Benny's Chophouse Wins Shucking Contest; More

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RIVER NORTHParis Club is bringing on chef Alex Ageneau (Les Nomades, Sinatra, The Royce) to continue their approachable and innovative French cuisine. The 29-year old chef is a native of the Vendee region of France and brings his unique sensibility to the menu with an emphasis on seasonal produce using local purveyors. [Eaterwire]

MILLENNIUM PARKLuis Pedroza of Benny's Chophouse brings home the money ($2k) as the winner at Chicago Gourmet's Oyster Shucking Contest sponsored by Supreme Lobster & Seafood Company. [312DD]

LAKEVIEW/LOOP—Starting today, Trenchermen chef/partners Mike and Patrick Sheerin created the wrap for Falafill's Chef's for Charity falafel. Their wrap features butternut squash, duck confit, coconut curry aioli, pickled watermelon rind and cilatnro. The wrap is available for the month of October and benefits the Rev. John P. Smyth Standing Tall Charitable Foundation. [Eaterwire]

LOOPNoodles & Company is opening its first Loop location tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 47 S. Clark. The fast-casual chain serves made-to-order pasta and sandwiches with a wide variety of Asian, Mediterranean and American flavors. Next week, Noodles will be introducing pulled pork to its menu. The first 50 people in line tomorrow at the new location will receive a Noodles T-shirt. [Eaterwire]

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