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Lidia Bastianich to Head Up Eataly School; Azzurra's Sunday Suppers; More

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RIVER NORTH—Speaking to Eater National, Lidia Bastianich revealed that she will be on hand when La Scuola, Eataly Chicago's upcoming cooking program, starts up in March. She also said the Chicago "ate us out of house and home." [-E-]

WICKER PARK—Azzurra will kick off their weekly, four-course Sunday suppers on February 9. Expect homemade orecchiette with Italian sausage, rapini, garlic and pecorino; as well as polpettone, a beef and pork loaf filled with prosciutto, carrots and spinach with parmigiano potatoes and Swiss chard gratin. The cost will be $23 for adults and $12 for children ages 8–12 (kids 7 and under are free). [EaterWire]

EVANSTON—Wine importer/distributer Robert Houde, formerly the head sommelier at Charlie Trotter's, will join executive chef Andy Motto for a four-course, seafood-based wine dinner at Quince this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 847-570-8400. Chef Motto recently unveiled a new winter dinner menu for the restaurant as well. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWN—If you're looking for a bargain for the middle of the week, The Glunz Tavern has slashed the price of its bar menu items in half for Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. until midnight. Fill up on uberbacken (spaetzle, béchamel, ham, shallots) for $4 (normally $8) along with a potato pancake for $3.50 (regularly $7) and wash it down with one of the seven craft brews they have available on draught. [EaterWire]
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