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Three-Michelin-Starred Chef Heading to Balena; Gemini Bistro's Fifth Anniversary Specials; More

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LINCOLN PARK—Chef Massimo Bottura of Italy's three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana will hold a book signing at Balena on October 15. The $145 ticket cost includes a dinner by chef Chris Pandel; optional wine pairings cost $50 more. Call Balena to reserve. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK—Gemini Bistro is celebrating its fifth anniversary with six days of deals incorporating the number five beginning tomorrow. $5 specialty cocktails will be served tomorrow, a five-course tasting menu will cost just $55 on Wednesday, five random tables will be surprised with $5 checks on Friday, and more. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—New Rockit Ranch food and beverage director Kevin Hickey is revamping the menus at Ay Chiwowa beginning September 16. The Bottlefork chef is adding a new cantina snacks and starters section featuring fried chorizo bites, new tacos and new tortas. Also look for new cocktails. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE—Look for some new food options at Slippery Slope starting Thursday from popular food truck Pierogi Wagon. The trucks pierogies will be available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the perpetually-packed hotspot from the Scofflaw crew. [EaterWire]


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