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6th Annual Cochon 555 Lineup Announced; Two New Underground Dining Clubs; More

SOUTH LOOP—Pork lovers rejoice, the sixth annual Cochon 555 will take place on April 13 at the Blackstone Hotel. The premier pork competition will feature Tim Graham of Travelle, Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster, Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa and Ryan McCaskey of Acadia. Each will prepare six dishes using one whole heritage breed pig and guests and judges will vote on a winner, who will go on to compete in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June. $125 general admission and $200 VIP tickets can be purchased online. [EaterWire]

SOMEWHERE—Two new secret underground dining clubs have sprouted: Cinq and Chicago Bite Club. While the chef/owners haven't revealed their full names, the websites, prices, sizes, and a few other details are available. [Crain's]

EVERYWHERE—Mmm...bankrupt. Quizno's filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection today, but the vast majority of locations will be unaffected. [Tribune]

The Blackstone Hotel

636 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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