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Memphis Dinner Collab at Trenchermen; Seven Seas Oyster Feast & Contest; More

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WICKER PARK—Trenchermen will welcome three Memphis chefs on August 19 for Pat Sheerin's second Dinner Upriver series. Kelly English of Restaurant Iris, along with Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer of Hog + Hominy will help create a four-course menu with beverage pairings. Tickets are on sale now, with a portion of sales benefiting Growing Power. [EaterWire]

WEST TOWN—The second annual Seven Seas Charity Feast to benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities is coming up on August 17 at Frontier. Participating chefs include Frontier's Brian Jupiter, Mercat a la Planxa's Cory Morris, Embeya's Thai Dang, Bill Kim, Dirk Flanigan and more. After the feast, there will be an oyster shucking contest. Get your tickets here. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Eater National's Ryan Sutton takes a look at the growing trend of high end restaurants charging customers cancellation fees ($500 per person in the case of Napa Valley's Meadowood) and that's not just for cancelling the day of, either. Some restaurants are requiring seven or eight days' notice, with E by Jose Andres charging 50 percent of the meal to those who cancel within fourteen days of the reservation (one-hundred percent if you cancel within twenty-four hours). L20 also makes an appearance in the story. [-EN-]

HUMBOLDT PARK—This Sunday head out to Sportsman's Club for a whole hog roast from Lillie's Q. In addition to the roasted pig the menu will feature sides from the forthcoming LQ Chicken Shack (corn salad, potato salad). The festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. and will feature a live performance from Uncanned Music. [EaterWire]


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