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JINYA Ramen Bar's Soft Opening; Green City Market at Soho House; More

Plus another food truck gathering; a paella cook-off; Ampersand's grand opening bash; and boozy Taco Bell also headed to San Fran.

JINYA Ramen Bar
JINYA Ramen Bar

LINCOLN PARK—The ramen boom shows no signs of slowing as JINYA Ramen Bar prepares to join in on the action. According to a Facebook post, the restaurant passed inspections and is accepting reservations for its soft opening next week. [Facebook]

WEST LOOP—Green City Market will expand to a third site at Soho House Chicago starting this Sunday, June 14. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lot behind the House every second Sunday of the month through October 11. [EaterWire]

ARMOUR SQUARE—Bank of America and (RED) are teaming up for the EAT (RED) Food Truck Rally 2015, a one-month campaign across the country dedicated to helping fight AIDS. It’ll take place in Chicago on June 27-28 at Armour Square Park and feature food trucks like Naansense, Pierogi Street, Cupcakes for Courage and more. [EaterWire]

RAVENSWOOD—Forthcoming wine bar Ampersand will be hosting a grand opening neighborhood wine walk on Saturday, June 27. AmperBash will feature wine tastings at five local businesses and guests will also be able to purchase fare from the food trucks that will be on hand. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. [EaterWire]

SOUTH LOOP—Mercat a la Planxa will host its 2nd Annual Paella Cook-off on Monday, June 22 from 6-9 p.m. Six chefs will compete to see who comes out on top, as determined by a panel of judges, and the list includes Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina), Mike Sheerin (Embeya) and more. General admission tickets for the event are $75. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO—In addition to the booze-selling Taco Bell arriving this summer to Wicker Park, the chain has also announced plans for a similar concept in San Francisco. A report states it'll have "the same craveable, affordable, Mexican-inspired tastes at Taco Bell, along with a new line of appetizers, beer and wine." [ESF]

Mercat a la Planxa

638 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60605 (312) 765-0524 Visit Website

JINYA Ramen Bar

553 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 857-1430 Visit Website

Ampersand Wine Bar

4845 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 728-0031

Soho House Chicago

113-125 North Green Street, , IL 60607 (312) 521-8000 Visit Website