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Restaurants Show Support for Zanella Family; Headquarters River North Opening Date; More

CHICAGOLAND—In the wake of chef Dean Zanella's family tragedy earlier this year, the restaurant community is coming together to help. Fellow chef Carrie Nahabedian is heading up the fundraiser Over A Year of Dining in Chicago, bidding for which has begun at $20,000. The package includes more than 120 gift certificates to dine at some of the biggest restaurants in Chicago, including a chef's tasting menu and wine pairings for two at Alinea, numerous tasting menus, an entire year of pies courtesy of Hoosier Mama, and much more. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—River Roast is doing a separate fundraiser (tickets are on sale now) for the Zanella family on August 26. Chefs Tony Mantuano and John Hogan (along with other guest chefs) will be serving food and drinks for $75 per person. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—The upcoming Headquarters Beercade location with a full kitchen will open on August 28. More to come on this. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Little Goat is hosting a rooftop party this Sunday featuring six of Founders Brewing Co.'s beers on tap, along with brats, music and a keg toss game. The merriment begins at 2:00 PM. [EaterWire]

OAK PARK—The 7th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew & Food Review is happening tomorrow beginning at 3:00 PM. The event will feature food, more than 180 beers from 60 breweries and live music. Marion Street Market and chef Steve Chiappetti will be there serving up cheese fries, grilled cheese sandwiches and mac 'n' cheese in the VIP tent. [EaterWire]

Little Goat

820 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607 312 888 3455

River Roast

315 North LaSalle Street, , IL 60654 (312) 822-0100 Visit Website

Marion Street Cheese Market

100 S Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 708 725 7200 Visit Website

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