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On Wed 8/4 from 6 to 8 PM, La Trattoria del Merlo (1967 N. Halsted) promotes its new menu at its “Free Festa for the Neighborhood,” with free small-plate samples of rabbit confit, marinated salmon carpaccio, and beef tartar, as well as pasta dishes like tiger shrimp with basil ravioli, and spinach pasta with house-made sausage, mushrooms, and cream. Wine samples are on the house, too.