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Chicago's Upcoming Food Museum; George Mendes at Trois Mec

Plus, central Texas whips out the Wine and Swine.

CHICAGO— Fundraising efforts are currently underway for Chicago's upcoming interactive food museum: Eater Chicago reports organizers for the Foodseum hope to open the project by 2017, offering a "central place for all to learn, discover and be inspired by food." Executive director Kyle Joseph plans "four to 10" rotating exhibits featuring local staples like Chicago-style hot dogs and food trucks. More information here. [ECHI]

LOS ANGELES— Trois Mec chef/co-owner Ludo Lefebvre will welcome NYC's George Mendes to LA with a one-off cookbook dinner celebrating Mendes's recent release My Portugal: Recipes and Stories. Lefebvre and Mendes — who were co-workers at L'Arpège back in 1993 — will collaborate on a five-course meal Sunday, November 2. Each $90 ticket includes a copy of the book; more information here. [EaterWire]

AUSTIN— Several Texas chefs will join forces on Sunday, November 23 for the fourth-annual Wine & Swine pig roast, a benefit for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's culinary grant program. Chefs like Andrew Wisehart (Contigo), John Tesar (Knife), and Jason Stude (Congress) are among those cooking; early-bird tickets are currently on sale here. [EATX]

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