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Hungry for Tokyo in NYC and LA; Shake Shack CEO Talks Chicago

And a James Beard benefit dinner in Nashville.

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NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES— A promotion run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is bringing "Tokyo-themed" dishes to more than 40 Japanese restaurants in both New York City and Los Angeles. Special dishes for the ongoing "Tokyo Restaurant Month" are currently on menus at NYC's Ivan Ramen, Sushi Nakazawa, and Sushi Zen; while LA spots like Superba, Katsu-Ya, and Sushi Roku are also among the participants. More information here. [EaterWire]

CHICAGO— The first-ever Chicago location of Shake Shack opened yesterday to massive lines, and today, Eater Chicago chats with CEO Randy Garutti about upcoming plans. Garutti teases that the Shack's second burger outpost in the city, inside the upcoming Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, will "look totally unlike anything we've ever done." No opening timeline yet. [ECHI]

NASHVILLE— A slew of Nashville chefs, including Brandon Frohne (Mason's), Dale Levitski (Sinema), and Julia Sullivan (Pinewood Social), will team up for a Friends of James Beard benefit dinner this Sunday, November 9. More information here. [EaterWire]

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