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Graham Elliot: Music Maestro?; Purple Pig's Patio; More

ONLINEGraham Elliot is finally the rock star he's always dreamed of being. GE created, recorded and produced the music streaming on all three of his restaurants' websites—Graham Elliot, Grahamwich and GEB. Head here and click on the logo for each site to listen. OK, maybe rock star isn't the right term. Maestro? [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—Even though it's not quite spring, the Purple Pig officially opened it's 40-seat tented and heated patio today. [EaterWire]

LOOPProtein Bar's fifth location, at 10 W. Lake, will open for business Friday morning at 7 a.m. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Although it was originally slated to open in November, Loretta's Bake Shop and Cafe finally debuted this week. The cafe, which serves La Colombe coffee, is currently offering pastries and baked goods and will soon expand with more breakfast and lunch items. Get a cookie, the chocolate chip is delish. [EaterWire]

Purple Pig [Photo: TravelPod]

The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 464-1744 Visit Website

Graham Elliot

217 W Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 624 9975 Visit Website

Protein Bar

235 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 312-346-7300