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NY's John Fraser at Barcito; Southport Grocer Preserves

RIVER NORTH—Chef John Fraser, of New York's Dovetail, heads up Amigos of Pintxo tonight at Barcito, which will go from 9 to 11. Fraser and Ryan Poli have been friends since the duo worked together at the French Laundry. [EaterWire]

LAKEVIEW—Looking for housemade preserves? Melanie Molnar recently started at Southport Grocery and is already making up batches like kimchee, habanero jelly and spiced cherry chutney. Watch for pickled green tomatoes and fermented pickles coming soon. [Daily Candy]

GOLD COAST—Enjoy the new $35 three-course prix-fixe lunch, including a glass of sparkling wine, at Ritz-Carlton restaurant Deca and 15 percent of sales will benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. [EaterWire]

ON THE ROAD—Curious to know how Chicago's food truck scene stacks up against other U.S. cities? Check out this infographic. Not surprisingly, with Chicago's rigid laws, the city is pretty far behind most others. [Crain's]

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