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Mariano's Taps LaRoche; Manion to Preview El Che Bar in September; More

Plus, Rick Bayless returns with Mod Mex; Stanley Cup at Masada; $6 greatest hits at Sepia's bar.

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Ryan LaRoche
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AROUND TOWN—Former NoMi Kitchen executive chef Ryan LaRoche has joined the Mariano's chain as the company's first executive chef as well as its vice president of culinary. LaRoche, last seen at Washington D.C.'s Blue Duck Tavern, will begin working for Mariano's in September. [EaterWire]

FULTON MARKET—September 20 at La Sirena Clandestina is your chance to get a sneak peek at what John Manion has in store at his forthcoming "Latin-local" El Che Bar, late fall. Manion is bringing his team (including Mark Steuer and wine director Paige Jacoby) to Argentina in order to "refresh our senses" and family bonding. The four-course dinner with wine is $100 per person (includes tax and tip) and reservations can be made by calling 312-226-5300. [EaterWire]

KENDALL COLLEGERick Bayless' two-day Mod Mex makes its return on Saturday, September 12 for two days at Kendall College. Chefs joining Bayless this year include Chicago's Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark (Parachute), along with Tijuana's Javier Plascencia (Mision 19) and Mexico City's Jose Ramon Castillo (Que Bo!). Tickets for all events can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUAREMasada will be hosting the Stanley Cup this coming Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks' Daniel Carcillo will be in attendance and you can snap a photo with the cup for $50 (also the only way to get in), which goes to help the charities Chapter 5 and PCRF. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Sepia is celebrating eight years with a greatest hits selection of wine, beer, cocktails and food for $6 at their bar. The menu is available Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can look over the menu below. [EaterWire]

Masada

2206 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 773-697-8397 Visit Website

La Sirena Clandestina

954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 226-5300 Visit Website

Sepia

123 North Jefferson Street, , IL 60661 (312) 441-1920 Visit Website

Kendall College

900 N North Branch St, Chicago, IL 60642 Visit Website

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