LAKEVIEW—A renovated Fritz Pastry will open its doors on Saturday (Jan. 14) at 9 a.m. at 1408 W. Diversey.
BUCKTOWN—It looks like Piece Brewery & Pizzeria is here to stay as the owners just purchased the North Avenue spot where the restaurant is located for a cool $4.3 million. Apparently it pays to make good pies. [CRED]
LINCOLN PARK—When Balena opens, chef Chris Pandel will make all the pasta in house because, as he says in this video, the "noodle is more important than the sauce." [Grub Street]
LOOP—If you hurry, you can catch Jim Beam master distiller (and the namesake's great grandson) Fred Noe at the new Walgreen's flagship (200 N. State), where he's doing a bourbon tasting—including Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve—between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. [EaterWire]