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Windy City Smokeout Reveals Lineup; Bourbon County at the United Center; More

Plus Thai Village gone for re-concept, Chicago Chef Week's back, free gelato at Amorino, Nouveau Tavern drops live music/DJs

Windy City Smokeout
Windy City Smokeout
Windy City Smokeout

RIVER NORTH— The annual Windy City Smokeout will be held on July 10-12 and they've announced the lineup for their event at Grand Ave and the Chicago River. Guests will taste food from local restaurants Bub City, Chicago Q, Dinosaur-Bar-B-Q, Lillie's Q and Smoque. There's also samplings from Hogapolooza (Little Rock, Ark.), Jack's New South (Braselton, Ga.), Pappy's Smokehouse (St. Louis), The Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood, Texas) and Ubons (Yazoo City, Miss.). Three-time barbecue champ Myron Mixon, and Adam Richman from "Man v. Food" will also make appearances. Get tickets here. [EaterWire]

WEST SIDE— Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout will be served during Bulls and Blackhawks games inside the United Center. The popular and rare beer will be poured at the the Goose Island Brew Pub inside the stadium, with a different varietals offered as the playoffs rounds progress. [Tribune]

WICKER PARK— Thai Village is closing to re-concept with new ownership and could open in mid-May as Sillikori, which would offer similar cooking with craft beer at 2053 W. Division St. [DNAinfo]

AROUND TOWN— Chicago Chef Week is returning next week starting on Sunday and ending on Friday. Participating restaurants will offer a set four-course dinner menu for $44 and/or a set three-course lunch menu for $22. Restaurants include Boka, The Betty, Formento's, RPM Steak, Blackbird, GT Fish & Oyster. Dove's Luncheonette. Click here for the full lineup. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH— Recently-opened Amorino will offer free gelato to patrons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Customers can sample a free small cone or cup at 838 N. State St. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH— Nouveau Tavern, which consented to a city request to temporary close, will reopen just focusing on the restaurant component. City officials worried about violence, so ownership decided to drop DJs and live music as a way to please critics. Ownership, who are black, maintains there's racially-charged motivation from those critics. [DNAinfo]

United Center

1901 West Madison Street, , IL 60612

Thai Village

2053 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 384-5352 Visit Website

Nouveau Tavern

358 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 312 915 4100

Amorino

, Chicago, IL

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