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J. Rocco Bar Opening Tonight; Common Threads Cook-Off Coming; More

RIVER NORTH—The J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar folks are opening a second floor bar tonight. Appropriately named J. Rocco, The Bar, expect a casual environment with Italian wines and microbrews. [Dish]

RIVER NORTH—Coming October 2 to Fulton's on the River: 40 chefs and mixologists. Each one will "serve their favorite cookout themed dish either in a glass, on a bun, in a shell, or on a stick" at the third annual Common Threads Cook-Off. Tickets cost $75. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—Another ramen spot is opening soon, this one at 2141 S. Archer in Chinatown. Strings Ramen Shop will serve four to eight types of ramen, appetizers, and seat 30-35. [RedEye]

UNION STATION—Discount tickets are still available for Night Bites, the afterparty for Friday's James Beard Foundation's Taste America dinner. Enter the code NB60 for $15 off the original price. [EaterWire]

NYC—100,000 strong are expected to attend the Taste of France next weekend in New York. Expect "120 booths highlighting French lifestyle, technology, beauty, cuisine, wines and spirits, tourism, culture, children, artisans and more." Click here for more information. [EaterWire]
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J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar

749 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

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