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D&T Drive Inn Beer Dinner; Downtown Happy Hour

D&T Drive Inn
D&T Drive Inn
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HEIGHTS— Next Monday (November 11) D&T Drive Inn will be closed for their Lone Pint beer dinner. The local brewery and Heights ice house have come together to create a five-course pairing meal for $55 per person. They'll also have a special meet-the-brewers time for diners to ask questions. Buy your tickets here. [Eaterwire]

DOWNTOWNThursday (November 7) OKRA will host a happy hour in honor of Urban Harvest. More info here. "For every drink or food item you purchase, you get a ticket to vote for the charity of your choice. The charity at the end of the month with the most votes wins. Some of the recent awards have been as much as $40,000, so we are very excited at the prospect of winning this month's votes. Join us at our kickoff happy hour and leave feeling 'happy' about supporting Urban Harvest with your bar tab!" [Facebook]

RIP NEWSEater National reports that famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter passed away at 54. His son found him this morning at their home, and the food world has been reacting to the passing since the news was released earlier today. "Trotter was known for his two Michelin-star eponymous restaurant, which he shuttered in 2012 in order to go to graduate school. During the restaurant's 25 years, dozens of famous chefs passed through its kitchens including Grant Achatz of Alinea, Homaro Cantu of Moto, Giuseppe Tentori of Boka, and Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot." [-EN-]