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Volunteer for Baconfest Tickets Raffle; Celeste's Three-Day Anniversary Celebration; More

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Plus, Graham Elliot and Baderbrau's burger and beer special; RM Champagne hosts a cocktail competition.

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—Baconfest Chicago is hosting Baconfest Volunteer Day this Saturday, March 28 at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Those who volunteer have a shot at winning two VIP tickets to this year's Baconfest, which is being held on April 17 and 18. Volunteer hours are from 1:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHTonight begins Celeste's anniversary festivities where selections from chef Nick Lacasse's forthcoming menu will be unveiled and tomorrow finds a free glass of Piper-Heidsieck champagne included with all fried chicken orders. The anniversary will also see the debut of Michael Simon's bar menu for their new Deco Room. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOPGraham Elliot Bistro will feature a burger and beer pairing with Baderbrau Brewing Company throughout April and May. The "Grahamburger" (beef short rib, Taleggio fondue, crispy onions, house-made pickles on a garlic buttered brioche bun) and Baderbrau Pilsener will be $16. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOPRM Champagne Salon is hosting bartenders from eight West Loop bars for the charity cocktail competition West Loop Shakedown on Monday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Bartenders from Nellcote, The Aviary, Soho House, Paramount Room, La Sirena Clandestina, The Office, CH Distillery and RM will battle it out for the People's Choice Award and a portion of the profits will benefit the industry charity Un86'd. [EaterWire]

RM Champagne Salon

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Graham Elliot Bistro

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UIC Forum

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