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Dragon Ranch's Whiskey Bento Boxes; MK's New Pastry Chef; Lolla @ Nellcôte; More

RIVER NORTH—Tonight, Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ introduces a tableside whiskey tasting program via bento boxes for small groups. Thirteen aged and white whiskies, including their own White Dragon label, will cost $75 to $135 for 375 ml bottles, and come with things like pickled vegetables, cheese and chocolate for the tasting experience. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Hitting Nellcôte's pre-Lolla brunch this weekend? Reserve ahead of time for tables of four or more and get a free bottle of Prosecco to sip while listening to Poolside (Saturday) and DJ Momjeans, aka Danny Masterson and Alex Merrell (Sunday) on the decks. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHMK has announced that Stephanie Mazzone (Osteria di Tramonto, Coco Pazzo) is the restaurant's new pastry chef. She replaces longtime pastry chef Tony Galzin. [EaterWire]

MILLENNIUM PARK—Tickets for the Hamburger Hop, the event that kicks off Chicago Gourmet on Sept. 28, go on sale for $89 a piece on Monday at 10 a.m. Don't wait ... it will sell out. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—Popular Chinatown dim sum spot Shui Wah has closed. [Grub Street]

SOUTH LOOPAlain's, a new restaurant by chef Alain Njike and Chicago Bears' Israel Idonije that combines Southern, French and Cameroonian influences, opens this weekend. [The Reader via Sloopin]

[Photo: Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ]

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868 N Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610 312 482 9179 Visit Website


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Alain's Restaurant

1355 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605