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Catholic Charity Refuses Kuma's Donation; County Barbecue's Government Shutdown Special; More

AVONDALE—Apparently the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is not amused by Kuma's Corner's "Ghost" burger. "We have not received nor will we accept a donation from Kuma's Corner," Kristine Kappel, the charity's director of communications, said in a statement. "We strongly urge Kuma's to discontinue selling a burger that disrespects that faith and the faith of all Christians." [Tribune]

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—Maybe free pulled pork sandwiches will soften the blow for out-of-work government employees. From now until the government shutdown ends (or at least through Friday), government employees with ID will get a pulled pork sandwich on the house at County Barbecue. Members of Congress will get a free "Congress Chicken" special next week. [EaterWire]

KENDALL COLLEGE—Stormy weather and a light turnout on Saturday didn't damper the spirits of the owners of Olga's Snacks and the Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery. Those two street vendors won the "Vendy Cup" and the people's choice awards, in that order, at the first Chicago Vendy Awards. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE—Telegraph chefs Johnny Anderes and Claire Smyth are hosting Dave Ford of The Bluebird and Greg Bastien of the upcoming The Winchester for a four-course wine-paired dinner revolving around "Hudson Red" cheese. Get your $80 tickets here. [EaterWire]

Kuma's Corner

2900 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 604-8769 Visit Website

The Bluebird

1749 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 773 486 2473 Visit Website

Telegraph Wine Bar

2601 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 773-292-9463 Visit Website