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Shaw's Oyster Fest; Barrelhouse Flat's Cotton Candy; More

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RIVER NORTHShaw's annual Oyster Fest takes place all week this week, culminating with Friday's Block Party. Find out what's happening all week. [Grub Street]

LINCOLN PARK—Starting this month, Barrelhouse Flat will feature new specialty flavored cotton candy. October is salted caramel. Upcoming flavors include fernet, chartreuse, laphroaig and aviation and salted margarita. Each bunch is $5.

WEEK IN REVIEWS—It looks like Time Out Chicago is dropping a five-star review this week. But what new spot will get it? Elizabeth? Embeya? Forever Yogurt? We'll have to wait to find out. [@davidtamarkin]

RIVER NORTH—Pinxto is back at Barcito and Big Star's Justin Large is heading there tonight to hang with him for Amigos de Pinxto. Get there by 8 and have all-you-can-eat tapas for $25 until 10 with proceeds benefitting . [EaterWire]

Shaw's [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]


151 W Erie, Chicago, IL 60654 312 274 1111

The Barrelhouse Flat

2624 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 773 857 0421


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Shaw's Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, , IL 60173 (847) 517-2722 Visit Website

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Elizabeth Restaurant

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