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City Hall Passes Chef-Supported Resolution; Gemini Bistro's Jon Keeley Wins Paella Cookoff; More

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LOOP—A resolution on Chicago's position against the use of antibiotics in livestock farming was given a unanimous pass by the committee on finance today, Crain's reports. A number of chefs, including Cicchetti's Mike Sheerin and Sarah Jordan, along with Ina Pinkney (a co-founder of the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition) were on hand to lend their support at City Hall. The resolution heads to the Chicago city council tomorrow and, should it pass, will be sent to Congress. [Crain's]

MILLENNIUM PARK—Mercat a la Planxa's executive chef Jose Garces detailed his desire nearly a year ago to host a paella cook-off and last night his dream came to fruition. Eight chefs competed, but it was Gemini Bistro's Jon Keeley who emerged victorious in the judge's eyes. Mercadito Hospitality's Guillermo Tellez took home the award for the "People's Paella." Both Keely and Tellez won a personalized paella pan and will be among the judges for the 2015 event. [-ECHI-]

RIVER NORTH—This Thursday, visit Roka Akor for a special six-course wine dinner and have the opportunity to talk to Staglin Family Vineyards' president Shannon Staglin. Guests will be treated to dishes featuring lobster, wagyu beef, Pacific coast Dungeness crab and Hudson Valley duck breast. Tickets, priced at $185, are still available and can be purchased by calling 312-477-7652. [-ECHI-]

LOGAN SQUARE—There's still time to join The Radler tonight at 6:30 p.m. to sample the restaurant's beer collaboration, Trinken Löwen, with Ale Syndicate. You can bring your own brews to share and you can also win a prize, including a $25 gift card to The Radler. [-ECHI-]

GEMINI

2075 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 525-2522 Visit Website

Roka Akor

456 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 477 7652 Visit Website

Cicchetti

100 North Tryon Street, , NC 28202 (980) 299-0039 Visit Website

The Radler

2375 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 276-0270 Visit Website

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