LINCOLN PARK—Goose Island will finally release Bourbon County Stout Rare, a 22-ounce beer aged for two years in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. Binny's exclusively sells the $45 bottles starting at 9 a.m. Friday; Goose Island Clybourn turns on the taps at 10. BCS Rare will hit the rest of Chicagoland beer merchants Monday. [EaterWire]
THE LOOP—Hannah's Bretzel will open its third Downtown location officially on Dec. 1 with a certified green rating in tow (apparently the first fast-casual spot in Chicago to get that certification). But starting Monday, Nov. 29, if you happen to swing by during lunch Nov. 29-Dec. 1, you may just get a free lunch. And if you're nearby at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, keep your fingers crossed you're one of the first 25 to get free breakfast.
SOUTH LOOP—Sloopers have a new place to get hot coffee and sticky buns. The Chi Bakery and Cafe (or is it called the much more cumbersome Home Baked Treats and Drinks and Bundt Cake Cafe?) opened last weekend at 21st and Michigan in the historic Motor Row district and will offer a cafe menu, a daily cake special, various beverages and WiFi. [Sloopin]