WEST TOWN—Erin Mooney, who has served as exec sous chef at Hot Chocolate and as exec pastry chef for Spring and Green Zebra, has landed at Leopold as sous chef. Mooney most recently was living in Atlanta and did stints at the Ritz-Carlton and BLT Steak. [EaterWire]
RIVER NORTH—Tzar Ultra Lounge, with its vodka vault, faux-fur-lined ceiling and numerous VIP areas, finally opens its doors to the public. Get ready to toss back some chilled vodka. [EaterWire]
LINCOLN PARK—Rhapsody chef Dean Zanella hosts his 7th annual Lobster Boil at Tripoli Tap on May 29. The festivities kick off at 3 p.m. and goes until, well, it ends. Cost is $60 per person and includes a ton of food like lobster, baked clams, steamers, clam chowder, steak tips, pork roast, corn on the cob, beer, vodka lemonade and more. Call the bar at 773-477-4400 to reserve a limited spot. [EaterWire]
WESTERN SPRINGS—Sunday Supper returns to Vie. Enjoy a two-course family dinner where adults pay $25 and kids under 11 get charged their age. Dinner is served between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reserve at 708-246-2082.
Tzar Ultra Lounge [Photo: Tzar]