5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 16 2011

We want your thoughts on the fall pairing one local blogger can't wait to try. Are you into it? (Wanderlustings)
The next Food Network star is from Chicago. We can't say we're surprised, can you? (Chicagoist)
Alessi says goodbye to Chicago (sad), meaning cool new kitchen wares can say hello to your kitchen (happy!). (Delve Chicago)
We know there are a ton, but this summer mix tape comes even more recommended than the 20 you've already downloaded. (Chicago Reader)
One Washington D.C. resto is going a little nuts with the regulations. We'll call way ahead for a great rezzie, but a contract? Really guys? (Eater Chicago)
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