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Hoppin' Hots Opens in Former Great Lake Space; 2 Sparrows' Greek Wine Dinner Tonight; More

ANDERSONVILLE—Great Lake closed back in January and now a new restaurant, Hoppin' Hots, has opened in its place. The gourmet hot dog shop, which opened this past Wednesday, sells its specialty dogs for $10 (including fries) along with hand-crafted milkshakes (of note is the roasted strawberry-Grand Marnier shake). Check out the menu here. [Time Out Chicago]

LAKEVIEW—2 Sparrows' Greek wine dinner begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Executive chef Gregory Ellis has crafted a four-course Mediterranean-inspired menu and Greek wine expert Ted Diamantis of Diamond Wine Importers will be there to discuss wine. The price per person is $60 (before tax and tip) and reservations can be made by calling 773-234-2320. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Bill Kim is hosting a cooking demo tomorrow at bellyQ. The four-course cooking class will feature Kim taking the dishes step-by-step while answering questions (maybe bring up his decision to fold Urban Belly into bellyQ) and talking to guests. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased here. In other bellyQ news, the restaurant has announced new menu items including stuffed roasted quail with endive salad, Chinese sausage and sticky rice, and mustard braised Swiss chard (with burnt brisket ends). [EaterWire]

CHICAGOLAND—Middlewest's second issue, the food magazine that's not really a magazine but rather a series of recipes printed on solid cardstock, is available to pre-order now for November shipping . This month the magazine will feature "cool-weather" recipes by Nightwood's chef Jason Vincent. Vincent's recipes for cornbread polenta, roast goose, and rosemary ice cream. For the month of October you'll receive 10% off your entire order by using the promo code MW10. [EaterWire]

2Sparrows

553 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 234-2320

Urbanbelly

3053 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 Visit Website

Hoppin' Hots

1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL

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