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Big Star Launching Original Recipe Bourbon Amaro; Sarah Grueneberg on Food Network; More

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WICKER PARK—Big Star is teaming up with FEW Spirits to offer an original recipe bourbon-based Amaro. Expect their twist on the hip Italian after-dinner liqueur to appear in the hip taco and whiskey establishment in around six weeks. [RedEye]

DVR ALERT—Spiaggia chef Sarah Grueneberg will be one of two chefs to attempt to beat Bobby Flay on the appropriately-named Food Network special Beat Bobby Flay. Set your DVRs for tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE—The third installment of the Longman & Eagle summer dance and block party What's Happening!! is set for September 1. From 4:00-10:00 p.m. the free-admission party will block off the area next door and offer food, drink, dancing, and music. [EaterWire]

AUSTIN, TX—Michael Simon is out as bar manager at Qui. Simon made the move to Texas in February after leaving Carriage House and The Bedford. [-EAUS-]

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