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Chicago's StarChefs Honorees; Baker Miller's Winchester Benefit Dinner; More

Plus, Melissa McCarthy filming movie at Lakeview bar and Punch House's champagne cart.

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Timothy Hiatt

AROUND TOWN—StarChefs' 2015 Chicago Rising Star Awards have been announced and the winners include Parachute's Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim, Boka's Lee Wolen, Yusho's Harold Jurado, as well as pastry chefs from The Publican (Anna Posey), West Loop Salumi (Gregory Laketek) and NoMI Kitchen (Greg Mosko). The event will be held at Café Brauer in Lincoln Park Zoo on June 8, tickets are now on sale. [Tribune]

LINCOLN SQUAREThe Winchester's staff, out of work since an electrical fire temporarily shuttered the restaurant last week, are getting some help from Baker Miller in the form of a BYOB pop-up dinner this Saturday, May 16. The four-course menu, a collaboration between Baker Miller and The Winchester's Greg Bastien, is $48 per person and has five seatings between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Contact parties.thewinchester@gmail.com for tickets and more information. [EaterWire]

LAKEVIEWChicago native Melissa McCarthy is filming her new movie, Michelle Darnell, in her hometown, specifically at Matilda's, which has been converted into a Mexican restaurant dubbed "El Burrito Sabroso." McCarthy and another of the movie's stars, Kristen Bell, have been spotted in the area. [DNAinfo]

PILSENPunch House, the retro bar under Thalia Hall and Dusek's, has introduced tableside champagne punch service on a rolling cart for $225. The bar's punches are also getting a makeover for spring as well. [EaterWire]

The Winchester

1001 North Winchester Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 698-8703 Visit Website

Punch House

1227 West 18th Street, , IL 60608 (312) 526-3851 Visit Website

Matilda & Baby Atlas

3101 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 883-4400 Visit Website

Baker Miller

4655 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 654-3610 Visit Website

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