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Trotter Project Event July 13; Billy Dec co-hosting National TV Pilot; More

Plus, Kanela Streeterville pushed back; local chefs create jerky; Spiaggia on cover of wine magazine.

The Trotter Project
The Trotter Project
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WICKER PARKTaus Authentic will host a multi-course dinner to benefit The Trotter Project, featuring dishes from Moto, Bohemian House and Taus on July 13. The event, presented by Table8, will feature a silent auction and cost $135 (which includes everything except for alcohol). Tickets are available to purchase now. [EaterWire]

DVR ALERTRockit Ranch's Billy Dec will co-host "Big Night Out," an upcoming pilot for the FYI Network that explores the food and cocktail scene in one 24-hour period in Portland, ME. See below for a promo video of the special which airs Thursday, July 9. [EaterWire]

STREETERVILLEKanela's newest expansion, which was due to open this Friday, has been moved to Monday, July 13. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWNGale Gand (Spritz Burger), Matt Troost (Charlatan) and Laurent Gras (L2O) have collaborated with snack company Think Jerky to make a number of jerky products with unique flavors. Think Jerky, from Highland Park native Ricky Hirsch, is currently involved in a Kickstarter fundraiser, seeking $18,000 to push the project along. [EaterWire]

GOLD COASTWine Enthusiast magazine placed four Chicago restaurants (Balena, Blackbird, Sepia and Spiaggia) in the mix of the ‘100 best wine restaurants in America,' placing Spiaggia's chef/owner Tony Mantuano and wine director Rachel Lowe on the cover. Café Spiaggia, which is currently undergoing remodeling, is set to re-open on July 16 and will include a revamped wine list from Lowe. [Tribune]

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