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Wow Bao's Eating Contests; La Sirena Lunch; More

LOOP—Care to stuff your face with Asian buns? In conjunction with their 10th anniversary, Wow Bao is holding a series of bao-eating contests at the State and Lake location leading up to a final on August 28. At stake is free Wow Bao for a year. Preliminary rounds take place starting August 12 where other prizes will be awarded, sign up on the website. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—La Sirena Clandestina kicked off lunch service today. The menu features a selection of small plates, sandwiches, large plates, and beverages. Check out the full menu here. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE—Fat Rice is closed until August 8 to give staff a break. They must be tired from all those limited-edition Hong Kong french toast dishes they cooked and served for Greasy Spoons Week. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—Another Mercadito Hospitality restaurant is launching a guest chefs series: Little Market Brasserie's "Melts for Meals" grilled cheese events. The first features Plate editor Chandra Ram in September; other chefs include Chris Pandel, Andrew Zimmerman, and Mark Steuer. [EaterWire]

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website

La Sirena Clandestina

954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 226-5300 Visit Website

Little Market Brasserie

10 E Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60610 312 640 8141

Wow Bao

1 W. Wacker Blvd., Chicago, IL