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Lula Cafe Chef Announcements; The Promontory Serving Lunch in Hyde Park; More

Plus, private dining space inside Eataly kick off event; Fried chicken and champagne fest at Kendall College.

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LOGAN SQUARE—Lula Café has officially announced the appointments of chef de cuisine Sarah Rinkavage and pastry chef Kelly Helgesen. Rinkavage has been with the restaurant since 2010 and was responsible for the popular Monday Night Farm Dinner series. Helgesen (L2O) has been at Lula Café since 2013. [EaterWire]

HYDE PARK—After a year in business, The Promontory has begun serving lunch this week. The menu, from chef/partner Jared Wentworth and chef de cuisine Matt Sliwinski includes a number of breakfast items (French toast, omelet), a lamb burger, green tomato bisque and a fried chicken sandwich. Lunch service runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHIl Salone di Eataly, a private dining and event space inside Eataly, is opening this Friday, July 24 with a celebration of Ernest Hemingway. A Moveable Feast: An Eataly Dine-Around will run from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and feature a number of bites and drinks from Italy, Spain and France with music and performances. Get more information here. [EaterWire]

GOOSE ISLAND—August 22 is the date for the first Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest at Kendall College's Skyline room. The event, proceeds of which go to a scholarship fund for students in financial need, features a chef list curated by "Check, Please!" host Catherine De Orio, including Kevin Hickey (The Duck Inn), Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark (Parachute) and Matt Troost (Charlatan) with more to be announced. Tickets range from $75 (basic bird) to $150 (fancy fowl) and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

Kendall College

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Lula Cafe

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