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Hamburger Hop Results; Ina's Cookbook On Sale; More

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MILLENIUM PARK—Howells & Hood's Scott Walton and Food Network's Jeff Mauro took home the judges' and people's choice awards, respectively, at Hamburger Hop Friday night. Walton cooked a kimchi burger (housemade kimchi, bread and butter pickle aïoli and carrot bacon) while Mauro employed "engine" sauce, cherry peppers and jalapeño Havarti. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Taste Memories, Ina Pinkney's self-published cookbook, is now on sale at Ina's for $34. It will be available on the website and at Women and Children First in Andersonville (5233 N. Clark) beginning October 10. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—The fifth annual Octoberfeast takes place tomorrow, featuring stops at five River North spots (including Sunda, La Madia, Blackfinn, and Firecakes) and an open bar finish at Castle. VIP ticket holders ($75) choose their route and stops; general admission ticket holders ($55) have their route chosen for them. [EaterWire]

NEAR SOUTH SIDE—Do you have Columbus Day off? If so, there's a party at Acadia. $25 buys Ryan McCaskey's selection of sausages and sides, drinks, and live music. Call the restaurant to RSVP and enter through the alley between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. on October 14. [EaterWire]


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