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Formento's Launches Brunch; Chicago Pizza Documentary in Works; More

Plus, USA Today readers affirm Geja's romanticism and a fiery foods fest.

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WEST LOOP—Formento's, the Bristol guys' Italian restaurant on Randolph Street, is launching brunch service tomorrow with an array of Italian-style egg dishes, pastas (including a carbonara frittata), sandwiches, pastries, crostini, and desserts. There's also a new all-you-can-eat antipasti program, which you can read about here. [EaterWire/Chicagoist]

CHICAGO—An enterprising filmmaker is attempting to produce the documentary "Chicago Style," billed as "the definitive story about the past, present, and future of pizza in Chicago." There's an IndieGogo fundraising campaign seeking $8,500, of which just $50 has been funded in the first four days. [DNAinfo]

LINCOLN PARK—USA Today readers voted Geja's Cafe the most romantic restaurant in the country this week. The venerable fondue restaurant on Armitage recently just celebrated its 50th anniversary. [USA Today]

NEAR WEST SIDE—It's the height of summer, so why not get a little hotter at this weekend's The Great Chicago Fiery Foods Fest at 1340 W. Washington. Billed as showcasing "the best hot sauces, bbq sauces, salsas, spicy condiments, seasoning mixes, snacks on Earth!," show sponsors include Heaven on Seven, Hard Rock Cafe, Lagunitas, and more. Tickets cost just $10. [EaterWire]


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