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Alain’s Restaurant opens today in the South Loop. Chef Alain Njike has collaborated with Chicago Bears’ Israel Idonije and businessman Chad McClennan to create a cuisine with a blend of Southern, French, and Cameroonian influences. Alain’s Restaurant, 1355 S. Michigan, 312-922-1186.

Randall Graham, Bonny Doon owner and winemaker, will be at Shaw’s Crab House tonight for a wine dinner that includes six courses. The first features chilled Hawaiian ahi tartare with preserved Meyer lemon, tomato confit, and cold-pressed almond oil, paired with Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rose 2011. Call 312-527-2722 for reservations. 7-11 PM, Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard, $85.