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Chef Battle: Dessert Edition at Kendall College; Vera Turns Two; More

KENDALL COLLEGE—Chicago Public Media will hold the first-ever Chef Battle: Dessert Edition this Wednesday, October 23 (7 p.m. until 10 p.m.) at Kendall College. Dana Cree (Blackbird), Dinah Grossman (Cheap Tart Bakery), Ben Roche (formerly of Moto), Jessica Oloroso (Black Dog Gelato), and Jonathan Ory (Bad Wolf Coffee) are competing, with Niala Boodhoo hosting. Audience members vote for the winner, but there's also a Jury Prize given away. Tickets can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Vera turns two this week and they're celebrating with $2 patatas bravas, Vera Vinho Verde and Estella Damm Lager on Tuesday, October 22. Click here for reservations. [EaterWire]

BUCKTOWN—Chef Matthew Accarrino of Michelin-rated SPQR will be The Bristol's guest on Sunday, October 27 for a dinner to celebrate his book, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and dinner inspired by the book prepared by The Bristol's executive chef Chris Pandel. $135 gets you into the dinner and a copy of the book ($30 extra for beverage pairings) and reservations can be made by calling 773-862-5555. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK—L2O will welcome winemaker Alex Gambal on Tuesday, November 5 (6 p.m.), for a multi-course meal from chef Matthew Kirkley paired with Gambal's Burgundies. The meal with pairings is $195 per person (plus tax and 20 percent tip) and reservations can be made by contacting Meredith Merens at 773-868-0002 (ext. 233) or sending an e-mail. [EaterWire]


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