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Roscoe Village Burger Fest Kicks Off; Three Aces Hosts a Day of BBQ; More

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Three Aces' patio
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ROSCOE VILLAGE—Burger lovers go get your fill at the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. This year's vendors include Butcher & the Burger, Hamburger Mary's and Rockit Burger Bar. The festival runs all weekend, July 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will also be a critics choice judging from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—Three Aces will host a day of BBQ Beast & Blues on Sunday, July 22 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to benefit MEMA-Music, a nonprofit organization motivating youth through music. Chef Matt Troost (Three Aces), Mark Steuer (The Bedford), Chris Curren (Stout Barrel House & Gallery), and John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina) will each prepare a different whole animal and accompanying sides. Live performances will include Chicago blues artists Mississippi Gabe Carter, Matt Hendrix, and Dave Herrero. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25. [EaterWire]

WRIGLEYVILLE—Hawaiian-based beanery Bad Ass Coffee is now open bringing an island-style caffeine fix to Chicago. [Thrillist]

LINCOLN SQUAREThe inaugural Square Roots Fest will take place this weekend, July 20-22. The festival will feature food from Tiny Lounge, LM and Bistro Campagne as well as beers from Half Acre, 5 Rabbit Metropolitan and more. Live acts include Ezra Furman and the Waco Brothers. The hours are from Friday 5 p.m to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

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