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Burger Fest Winners; Pump Room's $1k Cocktail Contest; Merlin & Pintxo Tonight; More

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ROSCOE VILLAGE—Over the weekend, the Roscoe Village Burger Fest took place and Cortland's Garage took top honors from the judges while Rockit Burger Bar took fan favorite via text voting. [EaterWire/Roscoe View Journal]

GOLD COAST—Think you have mad bartending skills and want a chance to prove that for $1,000? Enter Pump Room's mixology contest by submitting your cocktail recipe between July 23 and Aug. 6. The winning recipe, chosen by a panel including Ian Schrager and chef Jean-Georges Vongeritchten, will also win a spot on Pump Room's cocktail list. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—Hang with Graham Elliot's corporate exec chef Merlin Verrier at Barcito tonight for Amigos of Pintxo between 8 and 10. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—Join Allium chef Kevin Hickey and Cheeky Chicago on July 25 at their "Grills Gone Wild" grilling demo and four-course meal for $65. Get tickets online now. [EaterWire]

[Photo: Barry Brecheisen]


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The Pump Room

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Graham Elliot

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