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Aviary Taps Charles Joly; Gage's 5-year Specials; More

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FULTON MARKETCharles Joly has been tapped to head up the beverage program at the Aviary and will start at the end of July. Calling him one of the country's most talented bartenders, owners Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz said "combining [Joly's] experience with the Aviary's staff, resources and culinary focus will allow both Charles and the Aviary to stretch in new, creative directions." [EaterWire]

MILLENNIUM PARK—Help the Gage celebrate its fifth anniversary between June 28 and July 12. Pop in for $5 cocktails and craft brews and a five-course menu featuring dishes like speck-wrapped smelt with giardiniera and lamb chops stew vindaloo, also served a la carte. Get full details. [EaterWire]

AVONDALE—Following her short stint at Argent, Jackie Shen has apparently landed at Friendship Chinese Restaurant where she will bring back some signature dishes from her days at Red Light. [Dish]

STREETERVILLE—Support Vital Bridges in style at a fundraiser Thursday night at Drumbar. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. [EaterWire]

ONLINE—Apparently closing her Andersonville shop has left time for Natalie Zarzour to write the Pasticceria Natalina Cookbook, which will soon be available online. [EaterWire]

Charles Joly [Photo: The Drawing Room]


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