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Cochon Gets Epic in Philly; The Brooklyn Heatmap

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PHILADELPHIA— The traveling pork orgy known as Cochon 555 promises to serve 1,500 pounds of heritage pig its upcoming EPIC mega-event, this one scheduled for July 28 at Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton Hotel. More than 20 chefs, including Jose Garces, Michael Fiorello, Kevin Sbraga, and Jeff Michaud, will participate in the cook-off; tickets are $135 and available here. [EaterWire]

BROOKLYN— The team at Eater NY has given its Brooklyn Heatmap an update. Spoiler alert: four new spots — The Elm, Glasserie, King Noodle, and Motorino — make the cut. [-ENY-]

CHICAGO— Eater Chicago brings photographic proof that construction is finally underway at the long-stewing Chicago location of Mario Bataly's Italian emporium Eataly (key signage phrase: "life is a combination of magic and pasta"). The spot is scheduled to open in November. [-ECHI-]

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