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Metropolis Coming to Midway; Attempted Bakery Robbery

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NORTHWEST SIDE— Three masked would-be burglars attempted to rob Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery, a commercial bakery on the Northwest Side, at gunpoint late Saturday night. Some employees escaped and called police, and the suspects fled, taking nothing. The police have yet to apprehend them. [CT]

MIDWAY AIRPORTMetropolis Coffee will open a branch at Midway Airport next summer. It will have space for "a full coffee and espresso bar, seating, and retail." [Chicagoist]

RICH PEOPLE THINGS— Now available on experience peddling website Goviva: a weekend with chef Rick Bayless. For the low, low price of between $3,215 and $4,075 (it varies depending on how many tickets you buy), you get accommodations, a couple of Bayless dinners including one at his house, a "Chicago excursion" complete with sightseeing and a baseball game, a "personalized" chef's jacket, and more. [Goviva via Eater National]

TABOOSWhy is ketchup forbidden for use on hot dogs (especially Chicago-style dogs) in Chicago? WBEZ tries to get to the bottom of it by talking to Bob Schwartz at Vienna Beef who compares putting ketchup on a hot dog to putting steak sauce on a steak at Gibson's—it overpowers the flavor. [Vimeo via Chicagoist]
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