LAKEVIEW—Leave it to a Boystown boite to have the Turkey Testicle Festival to introduce Thanksgiving with a bite. D.S. Tequila Company will host the party on Nov. 23 where they'll take the turkey testes out of their natural sacks and serve them deep fried in paper sacks with jalapeño ranch. And there, of course, will be drink specials to wash it all down. [EaterWire]
LOGAN SQUARE—After a few stops and starts, Jam has finally opened its newer, brighter, bigger location at 3057 W. Logan Blvd. The new spot has added a permanent dinner to accompany its acclaimed brunch menu. [EaterWire]
LOGAN SQUARE—Brandon Baltzley is teaming with One Sister's Iliana Regan to host a Crux pop-up at Bonsoiree on Dec. 12. The $125 limited-seating 14-course dinner will benefit Inspiration Corporation and create a menu inspired by "artists" hailing from Chicago, like Walt Disney, Billy Corgan, John Dillinger, John Hughes, Dave Eggers and more. Get more info and tickets online. [EaterWire]
NEW BUFFALO, MICH—A Hard Rock Cafe will open inside the Four Winds Casino in the summer of 2012. The music-themed restaurant will accompany a new nine-story, 250-room hotel tower.
Jam's new spot [Photo: Urban Daddy]