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Elysian Becoming Waldorf?; Gingerman for Sale; More

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GOLD COAST—Even though the Elysian was recently named the No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the Conde Nast Traveler's readers choice awards, Eater hears that the property has been sold and will become a Waldorf Astoria. Word from a well-placed source is that the news will officially break next week and there's going to be a lot of shake-ups. Stay tuned... [EaterWire]

WRIGLEYVILLE—In the market for a bar near Wrigley Field? Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that both the former home of the Wild Hare and the current location of the Gingerman are on the market. The former could fetch $4 million while the latter, near The Metro, is up for $2.5 million. [CRED]

LOOP—The Southern Mac & Cheese store will kick off its special guest chef flavor series with a mac 'n' cheese created by Graham Elliot, who is still working on the recipe. Details announced soon. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—Chef Martial Noguier will introduce a Champagne-focused brunch at Bistronomic starting Dec. 10. The special weekend brunch will feature an entree and glass of premium bubbly for $27. [312DD]

RIVER NORTHRoy's introduced a new $20 and under rice and noodle menu for November, which includes dishes like short rib bi bim bap and petite filet mignon. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHRoka Akor raised more than $6,000 for the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [EaterWire]

Will this soon be a Waldorf Astoria? [Photo: Chicago]


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