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Double A to Z; Baconfest Confirms 2013 Date; More

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RIVER NORTH—Starting this Friday, Aug. 31, Double A mixologist Paul Sauter debuts Double A-Z, a 26-week cocktail challenge where he'll introduce a new cocktail each week, starting with the letter A and moving forward. Starting today, however, tweet @DoubleAChi with hashtag #DoubleA-Z your cocktail suggestions for a chance to win a $25 gift card. [EaterWire]

UNIVERSITY VILLAGEBaconfest 2013 will take place on April 20 (uh, yeah, 4/20 heh heh) at the UIC Forum. Ticket on sale date will be announced soon, but watch for VIP tickets around the holidays. [Grub Street]

RIVER NORTH—Tickets are now on sale for Shaw's Crab House's 24th annual Oyster Fest, taking place Oct. 8 to 12. Country singer Lee Brice will headline the Royster for the Oyster on Friday night. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—To celebrate its second anniversary, on Sept. 4, Chicago Q will donate 10 percent of the day's proceeds from lunch and dinner to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. [312DD]

Shaw's Crab House

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